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South Coast Hooks a Big One
08.31.04
 
helicopter practices sample return

"South Coast," the callsign of one of two Genesis capture helicopters, practices the art of "intermediate landing." After the Genesis sample return capsule is captured, the crews will perform an intermediate landing to excise the capsule of its bulky and no-longer-required parafoil. USAF Utah Test and Training Range.

Credit: NASA/JPL

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