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Snaggy

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Icon 1 posted September 08, 2004 00:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hollywood helicopter stunt pilots will try to snatch a returning NASA space probe out of mid air this morning...

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/08/science/08catch.html (registration required)

or

http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2004/09/07/genesis040907.html

webcast!
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/webcast/genesis/

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supaboy
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Icon 14 posted September 08, 2004 06:11      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's crazy cool! I've got NASA TV streaming now.
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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted September 08, 2004 08:01      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
oooo it's on now! [Geek] [Big Grin]
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Snaggy

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Icon 9 posted September 08, 2004 09:34      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
bummer... the chute failed to deploy.
[weep]

incredible that they were able to so accurately predict the re-entry spot. [ohwell]

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GMx

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Icon 9 posted September 08, 2004 09:38      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ooops! [Frown] Darn gravity.


Edit: God's revenge for Phil Collins being associated with the name Genesis?

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Doco

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Icon 1 posted September 08, 2004 12:17      Profile for Doco   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I watched until they stated that they were "negative for chute deployment" and then a few seconds later it was "we have a visual on the impact location"

It was kind of cool looking - like a cartoon of superman plowing into the ground - but pretty disappointing otherwise. Hopefully the shell maintained it's integrity and they can still get something out of it.

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Laivincolmo
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Icon 1 posted September 09, 2004 06:54      Profile for Laivincolmo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A sad day for the scientists who spent years working on this project, who are now facing the possibility that the samples are contaminated and unfit for any real science... [Frown]
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