Containers for the Sample Return Canister
January 24, 2006
MULTIMEDIA FEATURES Containers for the Sample Return Canister 01.17.06 Containers for the Sample Return Canister JSC2006-E-00880 (17 January 2006) ---- Containers for the Sample Return Canister and associated hardware from NASA's Stardust mission arrive at Ellington Field, near the Johnson Space Center, which is home to the facility in which the returned comet and interstellar dust samples will be processed. Mike Zolensky, Stardust Curator and Co-investigator, JSC (kneeling); Chuck Love, Lockheed Martin Quality Assurance, pictured with canister under nitrogen purge in box on transfer truck. Stardust returned safely to Earth when the capsule carrying the particles successfully touched down at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (4:10 a.m. Central time) on Jan. 15 in the desert salt flats of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range.
Topics: Stardust, Discovery program, Space exploration, Cosmic dust, Comet, Planetary science, Embedded systems, Johnson Space Center