Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Maybe Icarus would be a more appropriate name

Just when the Mars rovers were helping to rehabilitate NASA's pulic image, Genesis had to go muck things up.
The Genesis capsule was suppossed to deploy a parachute and be snagged mid-air by a helicopter. Instead the chute never deployed and capsule hit the desert floor in a 100 mph "hard landing". So now smples which should have been removed in clean room conditions areexposed to the elements. Sure hope these guys saw "The Andromenda Strain." http://genesis.entry.cnn/index.html

1 comment:

Alien said...

If you see the early pictures, the retrieval crew are not wearing any protective gear. Unless, of course, the pics we see are from a local yocal wondering "what da hell is that thang."