Having fought its way past incredible technical obstacles the Hayabusa probe is due to return to earth in Australia this June. This fridge sized device has been in space since May 2003 and will be the first machine to have rendevouzed with an Asteroid and then return a sample to our planet (Woomera range intended touchdown). Its actually three years late ... lets hope she dosn't burn up on reentry

Space.com "Japanese hopes for probe"