141033Main Capsule-1-516Incredible engineering, math and robotics – “NASA’s Stardust sample return mission returned safely to Earth when the capsule carrying cometary and interstellar particles successfully touched down at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time) in the desert salt flats of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range.” [via] Link.

  • DGary

    I’m proud of them this time, it landed nicely instead of blasting itself across a couple hundred square miles of desert like it’s previous incarnation.

  • philliptorrone

    it’s good to celebrate success (and failures) :-]