Genesis Crash

I am currently watching NASA TV who are showing live footage of this afternoon's Genesis recovery. The Genesis Sample Return Capsule was supposed to be caught in mid-air by a helicopter although it would appear that the parachute failed to deploy, meaning that the 'hook' from the helicopter was unable to catch it. Currently it seems to be half embedded in the Utah desert floor and there are various NASA employees walking around it taking photographs.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 08th Sep 2004 (16:31 UTC) | Permalink
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