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Stardust Status Report

August 16, 2002

There was one scheduled Deep Space Network tracking pass and all subsystems are normal.

Stardust participated in the Solar System Educator Program training, designed to train pre-selected K-12 educators throughout the United States on many aspects of space exploration. As part of the educators' commitment, they agree to train an additional 100 educators within their region or district.

The Education and Public Outreach team will provide the East Kentucky Science Center, Prestonsburg, Kentucky with a Stardust display highlighting aerogel. The museum is set to open in fall 2004 and will include a display about Stardust's encounter with Comet Wild 2.

The Voice of America News reported on Stardust's interstellar dust collection on August 9th in a story entitled "Comet Chasers to Rely on Unique Synthetic Material."

For more information on the Stardust mission - the first ever comet sample return mission - please visit the Stardust home page:

Last Updated: November 26, 2003
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