Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Flying saucer crash-landed in Utah

APOD: 2004 September 14 - Genesis Missions Hard Impact

Or the sample return capsule from Genesis bit the dust.

We can put a capsule into space, a man on the moon but functional parachutes? Forget about it.

The Genesis scientists still think that they can get useful information from the damaged unit. I bet they are seriously annoyed that the mission went perfect until the last moment and that the malfunction was because of a parachute. This shows the need for a space station. Stuff re-entering our atmosphere doesn't work out a lot. Just build a small practical unit on the moon and be done with it.

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