Mission News

Stardust Spacecraft Burns For Home
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The NASA/JPL Stardust spacecraft fired its engines today to prepare for a Jan. 14, 2009, Earth flyby. Stardust is scheduled to fly past comet Tempel 1 in 2011.

For more about the mission, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stardust/main/index.html.