Containers for the Sample Return Canister
January 24, 2006
JSC2006-E-00881 (17 January 2006) ---- Containers for the Sample Return Canister and associated hardware from NASA's Stardust mission arrive aboard a C-130 aircraft 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. 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, Sample return mission, Dust, Cosmic dust, 81P/Wild, Comet, Planetary science, NASA's Stardust mission, Johnson Space Center, C-130