Genesis Mission Status
Genesis team specialists are beginning the process of
conducting inventory of the contents of the craft's science
The canister is inside a clean room at the U.S. Army Dugway
Proving Ground, Utah. Scientists are hopeful that the recovered
Genesis samples will be sufficient to achieve the mission's
science goals. The team is handling the canister and the sample
return capsule in a methodical manner. When this inventory is
completed, the materials will be transferred to NASA's Johnson
Space Center, Houston, as originally planned.
NASA is convening a Mishap Investigation Board to determine why
the Genesis drogue parachute failed to deploy.
For information about the Genesis Sample Return Mission on the
Internet, visit http://www.nasa.gov/genesis
. For more information
about NASA on the Internet, visit http://www.nasa.gov
DC Agle (818) 393-5011
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Donald Savage (202) 358-1547
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.