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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Genesis is toast...

Photo Credit: NASA

The mid-air attempt to retrieve NASA's Genesis Project has failed, according to CNN:
The Genesis return capsule crashed in the desert on Wednesday after its parachutes failed to deploy. The craft missed a mid-air retrieval meant to save the spacecraft from hitting the Earth.

"The capsule has suffered extensive damage. It has broken apart on the desert floor," said an official on NASA TV. "Hopefully, there will be enough evidence to see what went wrong. Whether there will be enough science left inside remains to be seen."
Best laid plans and all that, I guess...