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Topic - First Solar Wind Sample Return Mission

Genesis in OrbitSun, SOHO Image

"Catching a Piece of the Sun: The Genesis Sample Return Mission"

Presented by Dr. Nora Mainland
JPL, Genesis Payload and Navigation Lead


Click here on Thursday at 7 p.m. PST for thewebcast. 
Before the lecture begins, we will be streaming NASATV.

If you don't have RealPlayer,
you can download the free RealPlayer 8 Basic.
 
Thursday, September16The vonKármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, September 17The Vosloh Forum atPasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

The goal of NASA's Genesis mission is to collect and return to Earth 10 to 20 micrograms of solar wind from outside the influence of Earth's magnetic field. Scientists will preserve this smidgen of the Sun in an exclusive laboratory for study over the next century in search of answers to fundamental questions about the composition of our star and the birth of our solar system. Genesis is scheduled to return its samples in early September 2004. This presentation will include images of the dramatic helicopter mid-air capture of the capsule containing the delicate solar wind samples, status reports about the pristine samples collected by the solar arrays, and a discussion of how the scientific community will benefit from this historic mission.

To learn more about the Genesis Mission, click here.

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