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artist's concept of Stardust
02.05.07 - Stardust Status Report
An update from Stardust Flight Director
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Photo of the Aviation Week Laureate Award.
02.05.07 - Stardust Nominated for Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate Award
Stardust Nominated for Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate Award
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Samples of aerogel from Stardust mission
12.14.06 - Comets as Toolkits for Jump-starting Life
Comets appear to be filled with organic molecules that are the building blocks of life.
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Stardust returns to Earth
12.14.06 - Astrobiology and Stardust
NASA’s Stardust mission has provided the opportunity for astrobiologists to gain deeper insight into this history.
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Comet Wild 2
12.14.06 - Stardust Findings Suggest Comets More Complex than Thought
Comets may be more than just simple conglomerations of ice, dust and gases.
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Comet dust
12.14.06 - NASA Spacecraft's Pinch of Comet Dust Reveals 'Cosmic Zoo'
"Comet dust seems to be a real zoo of things; we see all kinds of particles that are clearly formed at different places, possibly at different times and certainly under different conditions," said Scott Sandford.
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Stardust laboratory
12.14.06 - NASA Study Finds New Kind of Organics in Stardust Mission
A team of scientists found a new class of organics in comet dust captured from Comet Wild 2 in 2004 by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
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artist concept of Stardust
11.15.06 - Comet-Chaser Mission Honored
NASA's Stardust mission received the 2006 Aviation Week and Space Technology Program Excellence Award. In January, Stardust successfully completed a seven-year, 2.8 billion mile journey to fly by a comet and return samples to Earth.
Tom Duxbury receives award
10.09.06 - Stardust Wins 'Popular Mechanics' Award
NASA's Stardust mission received "Popular Mechanics" Breakthrough Award 2006 for innovative spacecraft design, mission planning and execution, and scientific achievement. JPL's Tom Duxbury, Stardust project manager, was on hand to receive the award.

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Group photo of the Stardust science team at Timber Grove Inn near San Francisco, California.
05.12.06 - Stardust Status Report
An update from Stardust Principal Investigator.
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A heart-shaped comet particle extracted from aerogel.
02.21.06 - Stardust Status Report
An update from Stardust Deputy Principal Investigator.
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A 'keystone' cut of aerogel showing comet particle and track.
02.07.06 - Stardust Status Report
An update from Stardust Deputy Principal Investigator.
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Dr. Peter Tsou holding the aerogel collector grid
01.31.06 - Stardust Status Report
An update from Stardust Deputy Principal Investigator.
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comet ejecta in Stardust aerogel
01.25.06 - Stardust Status Report
An update from Stardust Deputy Principal Investigator.
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artist's concept of Stardust approaching Earth
01.12.06 - Stardust's Final Hours
The last few hours of the Stardust mission will be filled with significant milestones.
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Stardust team
10.20.05 - Stardust Team Prepares for Return of Science Canister
The Stardust Curation Team prepares for the arrival of comet particles.
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Thumbnail of Stardust image of Comet Wild 2
01.02.04 - Stardust Makes Great Catch
Stardust flew within 149 miles of Comet Wild 2 and captured particles from the comet.
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Partial view of the Stardust navigation camera
12.16.03 - Stardust Catches the Wild Child
Stardust is the first robotic spacecraft to fly by a comet and return extraterrestrial material to Earth
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Artistic rendering of Stardust spacecraft
12.10.03 - Stardust Rides the Comet
Stardust is the first robotic spacecraft to fly by a comet and return extraterrestrial material to Earth.
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Artist conception of Stardust Spacecraft
07.17.03 - Stardust on Course to Comet Wild 2
Stardust's mission is to advance our knowledge of the solar system
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