Status Report

NASA Genesis Mission Status: Canister Moved Into Cleanroom

By SpaceRef Editor
September 8, 2004
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NASA Genesis Mission Status: Canister Moved Into Cleanroom

The science canister from the Genesis mission was moved into the
cleanroom at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah early
Wednesday evening. First, a team of specialists plucked pieces
of dirt and mud that had lodged in the canister after the mission’s
sample return capsule landed at high speed in the Utah desert. The
Genesis team will begin examining the contents of the canister on
Thursday morning.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the
Genesis mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, developed and operated the
spacecraft. JPL is a division of the California Institute of

For information about the Genesis Sample Return Mission on the
Internet, visit . For background
information about Genesis, visit .

SpaceRef staff editor.