PIA03669: Sample Return Capsule

Sample Return Capsule


NASA's Stardust sample return capsule successfully landed at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time). The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by the Stardust spacecraft.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Earth
System Earth
Target Type Earth Comet
Mission Stardust
Instrument Host Stardust
Host Type
Instrument Stardust Capsule
Extra Keywords Color, Dust, Mountain
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-17
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03669
Identifier PIA03669