Friday, January 13, 2006

Return of Stardust

The comet sampler spacecraft, Stardust, will return Sunday morning at 5:12 AM, Eastern Time. It will be seen live on NASA TV (streaming, cable or satellite).

For a good overview of the mission and the aerogel capture devices for the space dust that is older than the sun and planets goto Space.com.

Let's hope that this one doesn't wind up as a smoking hole in the desert like the last one did.

1 Comments:

Blogger John Stone said...

After some tense moments when it appears that the drogue chute did not deploy the main s did and they have located it and reported that it appears to be in good condition. I suspect that it landed long which was why it took an hour to locate ... some good science on the way ... now if we could just dump the ISS and the "experiments" to see how roses smell in space ....

5:10 AM, January 15, 2006  

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