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Old 01-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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An Out-Of-This-World Volunteer Opportunity

If the Stardust spacecraft ( successfully returns a probe to earth early tomorrow morning, here is your chance to make a contribution to cadaver donation required. Volunteers are being sought to look for stardust on their home computers:

Eager for something different? A little glory, perhaps? Well, how about helping a quest to understand the life and death of stars? And how about the reward of making your name immortal?

Scientists are looking for people with keen eyesight, lots of patience and spare time on their home computer to help them sift through the results from an extraordinary space mission.

Locate a spec of stardust from the material you are sent to review, and you get to name it. More details and a link to sign up as a volunteer are here:


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Old 01-14-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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Mission update. Been watching on NASA internet TV, the capsule has separated successfully about 30 minutes ago. Will know in about 3 hours if the mission is successful. The last Genesis landing in Utah was a "hard" landing. Hope this one goes better.
We have had some losses in our programs (Mars Observer) and we take them seriously. And we enjoy the successes a lot. After the Mars lanings it was really party like for days. Bill Halley & The Comets came out to play, no kidding! NASA unmanned missions really get out to remote locations. New Horrizons is launching soon to go to Pluto.
Anyway, an anxious yakers who works at JPL is wondering if he will get any sleep tonight.

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Congrats to you and the rest of the JPL folks from a former Goddard guy. I heard you had a successful reentry. For the other forum folks who are interested in space science, you might enjoy this site:

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