Stardust Returns To Earth

NASA's Comet Tale Draws to a Successful Close in Utah Desert

"NASA's Stardust sample return mission returned safely to Earth when the capsule carrying cometary and interstellar particles successfully touched down at 2:10 a.m. PST in the desert salt flats of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range.Stardust released its sample return capsule at 9:57 p.m. PST last night. The capsule entered the atmosphere four hours later at 1:57 a.m. PST. The drogue and main parachutes deployed at 2:00 and 2:05 a.m. PST respectively."

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