Spacedust Memories

NASA goes Hollywood for retrieval mission

by empire |
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We've had Hollywood telling us stories of real life heroes trying to fly into space, of real life men in space trying to land back on earth, and of fictional working class guys going into space to save the earth. Now, in a case of life almost-imitating-art-imitating-life, NASA has recruited two Hollywood stunt pilots for to help them out on a real life mission. We can hear a thousand Hollywood laptops being fired up as we speak, coffee machines being turned on, script meeting rooms being booked. On 8 September, the space programme's $264 million Genesis mission is expected to reach its climax when a capsule of stardust re-enters our atmosphere. According to scientists, it will provide key insights on the formation of the planets at the dawn of the solar system *(good, noble cause

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