PIA03670: Lifting Sample Return Capsule

Lifting 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.

Here, the capsule is being lifted at the landing site.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Type 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/PIA03670
Identifier PIA03670