Wednesday, September 8, 2004


Genesis crashed

Crap! Genesis crashed. Guess several people at NASA are trying to hide after the big media coverage of the event. It would have been way cool if the parachutes had worked and the stunt pilots had recovered Genesis. Shit happens I thought, until I had another look at the mission home page:

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Notice the two different stories?

  • The headline says that Genesis may have crashed due to parachute problems (pretty obvious that it crashed if you ask me)

  • The other story says that the satellite returns in a dramatic capture

I clicked on the Genesis dramatic capture link and I was greeted by a "return: not available" page:

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If there are typos it's because I'm still laughing!

BBC has more info on the rough Genesis touchdown

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