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Stardust Capsule Reentry Movie

Image of Stardust taken from DC-8
Image of Stardust taken from DC-8
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This movie was taken from a NASA DC-8 aircraft as the Stardust sample return capsule entered the atmosphere in the early morning hours of Jan. 15, 2006. At the time this video was shot, the DC-8 was flying at the eastern edge of the Nevada state line. The Stardust sample return capsule had a soft landing in the US Air Force's Utah Test and Training Range at 3:10 am MST.

Last Updated: January 27, 2006
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