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Genesis Canister Returns to JSC
10.13.04
 
Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers presided over the return of the Genesis canisters containing solar wind samples to Houston. On Oct. 4, 2004, JSC's Astromaterials Curation Facility received the surviving fragments from the Genesis sample return capsule. The pieces were recovered from the impact site in the Utah desert, flown to Ellington Field in Houston, then shipped by van for the short ride to JSC.

Genesis sample return to Johnson Space Center. Image right: Ron Welch with quality assurance, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, looks over an inventory of arriving containers of solar wind samples in the JSC Astromaterials Curation Facility. The fragments from the Genesis sample return capsule, which impacted the Utah desert on Sept. 8, arrived by plane and a short van trip at the curation facility on Oct. 4, 2004. Credit: NASA

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Genesis sample return to Johnson Space Center. Image right: Dr. Gary Lofgren (top of stairs), lunar curator , calls on help from colleagues to unload containers of solar wind samples headed for the JSC Astromaterials Curation Facility. Assisting are Dr. Carlton Allen (plaid shirt), astromaterials curator ; Dr. Eileen Stansbery, assistant director for astromaterials research and exploration science; and Ron Welch with quality assurance at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Fragments from the Genesis sample return capsule, which impacted the Utah desert on Sept. 8, arrived by plane at Ellington Field and were transferred to the curation facility. Credit: NASA

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Genesis sample return to Johnson Space Center. Image right: Dr. Carlton Allen (right), astromaterials curator, assists Dr. Gary Lofgren (center), lunar curator, in transporting containers of solar wind samples headed for the JSC Astromaterials Curation Facility . Judy Allton with Lockheed Martin holds the van's door open for the loading task. Fragments from the Genesis sample return capsule, which impacted the Utah desert on Sept. 8, arrived by plane at Ellington Field and were transferred by van to the curation facility. Credit: NASA

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