Genesis Mission Status
The science canister from the Genesis spacecraft has been
transported by helicopter from its impact site at the U.S. Army
Dugway Proving Ground in Utah to a holding area next to a
specially constructed clean room on the Army base.
The foil wrapping will be removed from the canister and dirt
will be brushed off before the canister is moved into the clean
room for analysis of the contents.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the
Genesis mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate,
Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, developed
and operated the spacecraft. JPL is a division of the
California Institute of Technology.
For information about the Genesis Sample Return Mission on the
Internet, visit http://www.nasa.gov/genesis
. For background
information about Genesis, visit
DC Agle (818) 393-9011
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Donald Savage (202) 358-1547
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.