Status Report

NASA Genesis Mission Status: Canister Transported

By SpaceRef Editor
September 8, 2004
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NASA Genesis Mission Status: Canister Transported

The science canister from the Genesis spacecraft has been transported
by helicopter from its impact site at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving
Ground in Utah to a holding area next to a specially constructed clean
room on the Army base.

The foil wrapping will be removed from the canister and dirt will be
brushed off before the canister is moved into the clean room for
analysis of the contents.

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.