Latest Genesis mission Stories
LOS ANGELES -- A report released Tuesday blamed a design flaw for the 2004 crash of a NASA space probe carrying solar wind atoms back to Earth and criticized engineers for failing to detect the error. The 231-page document prepared by independent investigators found that gravity switches on the Genesis probe designed to trigger the deployment of its parachutes were installed backward. Genesis' chutes never opened and it slammed into the Utah desert on Sept. 8, 2004, after a three-year mission...
Counting down the top ten astrobiology stories for 2004 highlights the accomplishments of those exploring Mars, Saturn, comets, and planets beyond Pluto. Number ten in this countdown was the remarkable story of the Genesis mission, the first attempt to capture solar wind and return it for laboratory analysis. Astrobiology Magazine -- Six years ago, then NASA Associate Administrator Wesley Huntress, Jr., stated , "Wherever liquid water and chemical energy are found, there is life. There is no...
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