PIA03669: Sample Return Capsule
Target Name: Earth
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Capsule
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Produced By: NASA
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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.

Image Credit:
NASA

Image Addition Date:
2006-01-17