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Stardust Animations & Videos
Clip from animation showing aerogel collecting comet particles Stardust: Return To Earth
Jan 10, 2006 - Interviews with Don Yeomans and Don Brownlee.

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Rehearsal of getting the Stardust return capsule to the cleanroom Stardust: How Do We Bring a Comet Home?
Dec 28, 2005 - This video describes how Stardust's return capsule will enter Earth's atmosphere, release parachutes to help decelerate and land in the Utah desert.

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Artist's concept of Stardust return capsule approaching Earth's atmosphere Spacecraft - Capsule Separation
Dec 21, 2005 - This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust spacecraft.

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Artist's concept of return capsule's path through Earth's atmosphere Entry, Descent, Landing Animation
Dec 21, 2005 - This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.

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Infrared view of helicopter rehearsing Stardust capsule retrieval Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval
Dec 21, 2005 - This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2004. Infrared cameras will track the landing

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Rehearsal of getting Stardust return canister to cleanroom Dec 21, 2005 - Rehearsal: Sample Canister in Cleanroom
This movie shows rehearsal of the initial processing of the sample return capsule when it is taken to a temporary cleanroom at Utah's Test and Training Range.

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Artist's concept Stardust trajectory Spacecraft Trajectory
Dec 21, 2005 - This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

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Clip from the animation of the Stardust banner Mission Animation
Dec 13, 2005 - Journey along with Stardust as it collects comet samples and returns them to Earth. Animation developed under contract for NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory by Starlight Productions.

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Clip from the animation Stardust: Why Bring A Comet Home?
Dec 13, 2005 - Stardust captured cometary samples, which hold clues about the formation of our solar system.

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Photo of Tom Duxbury Earth Return: Ensuring Success
Nov 2005 - Interviews with five members of the Stardust team.


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Last Updated: January 11, 2006

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