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Genesis Space Capsule Crashes to Earth

The Genesis return capsule crashed in the Utah desert after its parachutes failed to deploy. NASA hide caption

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The Genesis return capsule crashed in the Utah desert after its parachutes failed to deploy. NASA hide caption

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The Genesis space capsule crashes into the Utah desert after its parachutes fail to deploy. The probe carried billions of particles of solar wind that NASA had hoped held clues to the origins of the universe. It's not clear whether the samples were destroyed. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.

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