NASA's Stardust Mission a success

Ivan Seeking
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Spacecraft survives close encounter with comet
'Stardust' to bring back particles that could unlock secrets of the universe
By Jeordan Legon
CNN
Friday, January 2, 2004 Posted: 6:17 PM EST (2317 GMT)

The Stardust spacecraft captured rare pictures of the nucleus of a comet.

(CNN) -- After traveling five years and 2.3 billion miles, a speeding NASA space probe pounced on the shimmering tail of a comet Friday, and appeared to trap tiny space dust to bring back to Earth without losing contact with mission control.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/01/02/stardust.comet/index.html

Yay!
 

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LURCH
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I wholeheartedly concur with your assesment of the mission so far; "yay!". 2006 the sample should arrive, I wonder what, if any, quarentine measures are planned? Can't wait to see the data we get form these samples!
 

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