On December 22, 2020, Professor Hirohide Demura, Director the University of Aizu Research Center for Space Informatics,() paid a courtesy visit to Fukushima Governor Uchibori together with companies in Fukushima Prefecture that were involved in the technological development and manufacturing of Hayabusa2.

 Prof. Demura reported on the wide range of contributions made by the university's faculty and students in the fields of image analysis, etc., in the selection of Hayabusa2's touchdown point on Ryugu and the artificial crater formation point.

 Governor Uchibori congratulated Professor Demura and the representatives of the companies for the success of the Hayabusa2 mission, praised their efforts and technologies that led to the mission's success, and expressed his appreciation for their hard work and perseverance in the face of hardships and failures behind the mission's success. He also expressed his gratitude for the encouragement we received from the team's continued efforts to work together and not give up despite the hardships and failures behind the success of the mission, and for the energy we received to face difficult challenges such as the future reconstruction of Fukushima and the problem of infectious diseases.

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