PIA03671: Stardust Sample Return
Mission: Stardust
Spacecraft: Stardust
Instrument: Stardust Capsule
Product Size: 1000 x 665 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: NASA
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The Stardust sample return capsule was transported by helicopter from its landing site at the U.S. Air Force Utah Test and Training Range. This image shows the return capsule inside a protective covering. The capsule, which landed at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time), contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by the Stardust spacecraft.

Image Credit:
NASA

Image Addition Date:
2006-01-17