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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Bad landing!

Yahoo! News - Genesis Space Capsule Crashes in Utah

As a pilot I know that landing is the most critical stage of flying. In this case, it is almost tragi-comical: imagine sending an aircraft (or in this case a space capsule) half way to the sun to collect a billion billion atoms from the solar wind, turn around, fly back to earth and then crash into the Utah desert at 193 mph.