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08.31.04
 
helicopter practices bringing mock return capsule to the ground

The crew of the Genesis prime capture helicopter, named "Vertigo", practices ground handling a mock sample return capsule during what will be the "intermediate landing" portion of the mission. Pictured here, from left to right, are payload master Brian Johnson, pilot Cliff Fleming and Roy Haggard, director of flight operations. (US Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.)

Credit: NASA/JPL

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