01.30.06 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft was placed into hibernation mode yesterday.
01.23.06 - NASA has postponed the Stardust comet mission media briefing scheduled for 1 p.m. EST (12 p.m. CST), Tuesday.
01.20.06 - The next Stardust comet mission media briefing is at 1 p.m. EST (noon, CST), Tuesday, Jan 24 in room 135, Building 2, Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston.
01.18.06 - Scientists have confirmed that samples from a comet and interstellar dust have been returned to Earth by the Stardust spacecraft.
01.17.06 - The Stardust spacecraft's Sample Return Canister has arrived at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
01.15.06 - NASA's Stardust sample return mission returned safely to Earth when the capsule carrying cometary and interstellar particles successfully touched down at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time) in the desert salt flats of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range.
01.14.06 - Less than one day of space travel separates Earth and history's first comet sample return mission.
01.12.06 - NASA's Stardust mission return capsule will land Sunday, Jan. 15, on the Utah Test and Training Range.
01.05.06 - Ten days before its historic return to Earth with the first-ever samples from a comet, NASA's Stardust spacecraft successfully performed its 18th flight path adjustment.
12.21.05 - NASA's Stardust mission is nearing Earth after a 4.63 billion kilometer (2.88 billion mile) round-trip journey to return cometary and interstellar dust particles back to Earth.
06.17.04 - Findings from a historic encounter between NASA's Stardust spacecraft and a comet have revealed a much stranger world than previously believed.
01.06.04 - Having weathered its out-of-this-world sandblasting by cometary particles hurtling toward it at about six times the speed of a rifle bullet, NASA's Stardust spacecraft begins its two-year, 1.14 billion kilometer (708 million mile) trek back to its planet of origin.
01.02.04 - Team Stardust, NASA's first dedicated sample return mission to a comet, passed a huge milestone today by successfully navigating through the particle and gas-laden coma around comet Wild 2 (pronounced "Vilt-2").