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NASA Virtual News Briefing: Genesis Cleanroom Update
September 30, 2004

Interviewee:
Eileen Stansbery, Johnson Space Center
Genesis Cleanroom Team
Assistant Director of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science

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For information about the Genesis Sample Return Mission on the Internet, visit http://www.nasa.gov/genesis.
For background information about Genesis on the Internet, visit http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov.

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Concentrator Target 1

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Concentrator Target
* Number One Priority for Science Recovery - measure isotopic ratios of Oxygen
* Three of Four Segments Intact (Two Silicon-Carbine, One Carbon 13 Diamond)
* Fourth Segment - ~85% Recovered (Diamond-on-Silicon)

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Concentrator Target 2

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Concentrator Target
* Number One Priority for Science Recovery - measure isotopic ratios of Oxygen
* Three of Four Segments Intact (Two Silicon-Carbine, One Carbon 13 Diamond)
* Fourth Segment - ~85% Recovered (Diamond-on-Silicon)

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Gold Foil Collector

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Gold Foil Collector
* Number Two Priority for Science Recovery - measure isotopic ratios of Nitrogen
* Gold Foil Undamaged

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Aluminum Collector

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Aluminum Collectors
* Measure Noble Gas elements and isotopes
* Recovered but Bent

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Collector Arrays 1

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Collector Arrays
* 14 Specific Measurement Objectives - Separate Solar Wind Regime Collection
* Some Whole Silicon-on-Sapphire & Gold-on-Sapphire Collectors Recovered
* Numerous Large and Medium Fragments
* Fragments from all regimes

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Collector Arrays 2

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Collector Arrays
* 14 Specific Measurement Objectives - Separate Solar Wind Regime Collection
* Some Whole Silicon-on-Sapphire & Gold-on-Sapphire Collectors Recovered
* Numerous Large and Medium Fragments
* Fragments from all regimes

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Collector Arrays 3

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Collector Arrays
* 14 Specific Measurement Objectives - Separate Solar Wind Regime Collection
* Some Whole Silicon-on-Sapphire & Gold-on-Sapphire Collectors Recovered
* Numerous Large and Medium Fragments
* Fragments from all regimes

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Collector Arrays 4

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Collector Arrays
* 14 Specific Measurement Objectives - Separate Solar Wind Regime Collection
* Some Whole Silicon-on-Sapphire & Gold-on-Sapphire Collectors Recovered
* Numerous Large and Medium Fragments
* Fragments from all regimes

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Metallic Glass Collector 1

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Metallic Glass Collector
* Measure Helium & Neon Beyond Solar Wind Energies
* Recovered fully intact

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Metallic Glass Collector 2

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Metallic Glass Collector
* Measure Helium & Neon Beyond Solar Wind Energies
* Recovered fully intact

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SRC Lid Foil Collectors 1

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SRC Lid Foil Collectors
* Measure Solar Wind Radioactive Nuclei
* Nearly all of the foil recovered

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