Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The Genesis Torpedo

Genesis capsule crashes in Dugway Proving Ground != Genesis device from Star Trek


Thankfully it's not the Genesis Device from Star Trek II and III or we'd all be protomatter...

The Genesis project gave new meaning to the name "Dugway Proving Ground" in Utah, as it "dug way" down into the Proving Ground after its two parachutes failed to open during re-entry today. The full report can be found at:

At $260 million, it is disappointing to be sure. Too bad the shuttle fleet is still down, or they could've inserted it into a retrieval orbit for one of the shuttles to grab, without risking the chute failure...

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