During its Feb. 14, 2011, flyby of comet Tempel 1, an instrument on the protective shield on NASA's Stardust spacecraft was pelted by dust particles and small rocks.
This movie shows what it was like for NASA's Stardust spacecraft to fly by comet Tempel 1.
The Stardust mission already has a couple of major successes under its belt. (Quicktime - streaming)› View This Video
Stardust's return capsule will enter Earth's atmosphere, release parachutes and land in the Utah desert. (Quicktime - streaming)› View This Video
Stardust captured cometary samples, which hold clues about the formation of our solar system. (Quicktime - streaming)› View This Video
This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005. Infrared cameras will track the landing. (Quicktime - 313 Kb)› View This Video
This movie shows rehearsal of the initial processing of the sample return capsule when it is taken to a temporary cleanroom at Utah's Test and Training Range. (Quicktime - 269 Kb)› View This Video
This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere. (Quicktime - 3.6Mb)› View This Video
This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft. (Quicktime - 3.7Mb)› View This Video
This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust spacecraft. (Quicktime - 2.9Mb)› View This Video
Journey along with Stardust as it collects comet samples and returns them to Earth. (QuickTime download with caption - 96Mb)› View This Video