Genesis at Lockheed Martin - 2
Large sections of the Genesis Sample Return Capsule that survived the hard impact landing in the Utah desert Sept. 8 were shipped to Lockheed Martin's facilities in Denver, Colo. and arrived Sept. 22. Members of the Genesis team and the Mishap Investigation Board have begun the process of closely inspecting and analyzing the capsule and the systems onboard to identify clues as to why the parachutes were not deployed from the capsule following re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. Meanwhile, members of the Genesis science team continue their meticulous work in a clean room at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground as they collect and secure the science canister and sample materials that were brought back in the capsule. Optimism continues to grow as the science team believes that a significant repository of solar wind materials survived the hard landing and has been recovered.
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