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NASA Probes Crash of Genesis Spacecraft

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NASA Probes Crash of Genesis Spacecraft

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NASA Probes Crash of Genesis Spacecraft

NASA Probes Crash of Genesis Spacecraft

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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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Men take a close-up look and measurements of the return capsule from NASA's Genesis spacecraft mission, Sept. 8, 2004 in this image from NASA video. Reuters/NASA hide caption

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NASA assembles a review board to investigate why parachutes failed to deploy on the Genesis space capsule, causing it to crash into the Utah desert. Scientists hope to salvage some of Genesis' cargo of cosmic particles. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.

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