Status Report

Genesis Mission Outreach E-News, 56th Edition  July 2004

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2004
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Genesis Mission Outreach E-News, 56th Edition  July 2004

NASA Genesis Spacecraft Homeward Bound

Days to Earth Return:  39 days

Where is the Genesis Spacecraft Now?

View the simulated position of the Genesis spacecraft. Most images are updated every 10 minutes.

A Spacecraft, Hollywood Stunt Pilots and a Package from Space

Helicopter flight crews, navigators and mission engineers are preparing for the return of the solar wind samples. They will dispatch a sample return capsule that will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere for a planned mid-air capture at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range. You won’t want to miss this show when NASA’s Genesis mission returns solar wind samples to Earth on the morning of September 8.

Watch the video trailer to learn more about the mission.
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Be a Part of History: NASA’s Genesis Mission Returns
Join a live NASA mission event via satellite feed from the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). Hosted by NASA staff members, you will view the event as it happens on the 20′ x 30′ screen in Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus.

Genesis Summer Academies for Teachers

Teachers, there are two remaining summer academies for professional development in Utah and Kansas. Two universities serve as the hosts for these final Genesis Summer Academies. Each workshop seizes the teachable moment of the Genesis mid-air capture, and translates it into hands-on, inquiry-based activities for your classroom. Workshops feature guest speakers, classroom materials including CDs, and offer continuing education credits.

Congratulations to Cassini

NASA’s Cassini-Huygens mission has entered Saturn’s orbit and returned some spectacular images.
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Capture Images Posted in Genesis Gallery

Recent mid-air capture tests have produced some spectacular images. You can view them in the Genesis online gallery at:      

SpaceRef staff editor.