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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Stardust Memories 1

My friend, David, works in the navigation area at JPL, (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, California. As a technology geek, you can imagine that I am always interested in his projects. We have attended the JPL Open House on several occasions and always have a great time.

Tonight, or I should say, tomorrow morning, we will be heading over to the lab for a rendezvous with the stars. Around 2:15am PST, the Stardust probe will return its payload of comet trail particles to Earth. While the payload will land in Utah, we will be in the JPL theater watching everything on a live video feed. I have watched several of these events on television and via webcast, but this will be the first time I have been able to be at the lab during one. It should be pretty neat, even if it makes for a late night.

I hope to take a lot of pictures and maybe even post some audio blog entries from the event. You will see any entries here on My Word or you can monitor the RSS feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/myword

See also: Stardust Mission Home Page
See also: NASA TV- coverage starts at 1:30 am PST.

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