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Location: Modi'in, Israel

Thursday, June 15, 2006

They're not exactly rocket scientists... wait a minute - they are!
The 231-page document prepared by independent investigators found that gravity switches on the Genesis probe designed to trigger the deployment of its parachutes were installed backward.

Genesis' chutes never opened and it slammed into the Utah desert on September 8, 2004, after a three-year mission collecting microscopic solar wind particles that scientists hoped would provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

"origins of the solar system" - ha! Wouldn't it be better to figure out how to properly assemble the technology we have before making more?


Anonymous Asher said...

And people still ask why testing is important.

1/7/06 21:07  

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