Names in space

It is a busy time at the moment for NASA as they have also just released images of comet Wild 2 taken by the Stardust mission. This spacecraft was launched on 7th February 1999 and its mission is to collect some dust from the comet and return it to the Earth in 2006.

As well as bringing dust back, the spacecraft has also taken the names of over 1 million people to the comet. Amongst these names are some of my relatives who I added back in 1998.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 05th Jan 2004 (16:52 UTC) | Permalink
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