Genesis Mission Status
The science canister from the Genesis mission was moved into
the cleanroom at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah
early Wednesday evening. First, a team of specialists plucked
pieces of dirt and mud that had lodged in the canister after
the mission's sample return capsule landed at high speed in the
Utah desert. The Genesis team will begin examining the contents
of the canister on Thursday morning.
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) 393-5011
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Donald Savage (202) 358-1547
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.