Planets and Moons  ID: 10813

NASA Developing Comet Harpoon for Sample Return

Since the beginning of the space age NASA has explored our solar system, bringing back unprecedented scientific knowledge. However only a handful of missions over the past 50 years have actually collected and returned samples from these far off places.

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. are in the early stages of working out the best design for a sample-collecting comet harpoon.


For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/features/2011/comet-harpoon.html


Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Video Editor
Donald C Wegel (NASA/GSFC): Narrator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Producer
Joseph A Nuth (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Donald C Wegel (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Project Support
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Stuart A. Snodgrass (HTSI): Writer
Donald C Wegel (NASA/GSFC): Writer
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G2011-054 -- The Comet Nucleus Sample Return Mission

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