Incredible 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.
2 thoughts on “NASA’s Stardust sampler lands…”
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.
it’s good to celebrate success (and failures) :-]
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