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Genesis Team Begins Inventory Of Science Canister

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September 10, 2004
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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Genesis team specialists are beginning the process of conducting inventory of the contents of the craft's science canister.

Genesis Principal Investigator and Lead Scientist Dr. Don Burnett examines material recovered from the Genesis impact site.
Credit: Photo courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Genesis team specialists are beginning the process of conducting inventory of the contents of the craft's science canister.

The canister is inside a clean room at the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Scientists are hopeful that the recovered Genesis samples will be sufficient to achieve the mission's science goals. The team is handling the canister and the sample return capsule in a methodical manner. When this inventory is completed, the materials will be transferred to NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, as originally planned.

NASA is convening a Mishap Investigation Board to determine why the Genesis drogue parachute failed to deploy.

EARLIER GENESIS STATUS REPORTS

Genesis Mission Status Report -- September 08, 2004

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.

Genesis Mission Status Report -- September 08, 2004

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.


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