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In the spring of 2004, the Genesis team performed mid-air retrieval training at the Utah Test and Training Range. On Sept. 8, 2004, over the same location training range they trained on, a helicopter will capture the Genesis spacecraft solar sample return capsule in mid-air, land it gently on the ground where trained ground crew will disconnect the parafoil. Then, the helicopter will carry the capsule back to a cleanroom facility located on a nearby airfield for preliminary inspection and disassembly. JPL-- NASA

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  • Date: 2004
  • Location: UT, US
  • Physical Dimensions: COLOR TRANSMISSION
  • Subject Keywords: American, Space, Sun, Astronomy, Ships, Genesis, 2000s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_13043094
  • Credits: TIME
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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