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
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: