Sunday, January 15, 2006
Stardust Returns (3)
9:48 ACDST. Two helicopters have landed, one is circling, the recovery crew is heading out.
10:15 ACDST. The capsule has been loaded onto a helicopter and is heading back to the clean room. This will be the start of a long process to idenrtify and extract the cometary dust particles.
11:08 ACDST. The capsule hs been returned safe and sound. I am now off to bed.
Pop in to the bad astronomer as well as Tom and Stuart, and check out this image of the Stardust spacecraft captured by astronomy students.
Glad I could watch on TV, I couldn't get the webcast until after it was over.
I'm glad you did it, you put some nice perspective into it.