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posted 08-20-2004 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan   Click Here to Email Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In a dramatic ending that marks a beginning in scientific research, NASA's Genesis spacecraft is set to swing by Earth and jettison a sample return capsule filled with particles of the Sun that may ultimately tell us more about the genesis of our solar system.

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posted 08-20-2004 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those not familiar with it, how they plan to retrieve the sample is really fascinating, including a Hollywood stunt crew and a mid-air catch from a helicopter.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2004-08-19-nasa-genesis_x.htm

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