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Genesis science team members dedicate monument to Genesis

Top Row (left to right): Aaron McEuen (Starlight Productions), Dan Garrison (JSC), Mike Calaway (JSC),
Anne Kascak (JSC), Don Sweetnam (JPL), Bryce Billings (Hill AFB), Mike Forner (DPG), Karen McNamera (JSC),
Ron Jugenitz (Hill AFB)
Middle Row (left to right): Melissa Rodriguez (JSC), Alene Simmons (JSC), Terrie Bevill (JSC),
Charles Allton (JSC), Norma Ramirez (JSC), Ron Bastien (JSC), Judy Counley (McREL)
Bottom Row (left to right): Nelda Saitta (JSC), Judy Allton (JSC), Vera Zaccardi (DPG), Paula Nicholson (DPG),
Jacinta Behne (McREL), Lee Musselman, (Hill AFB, retired)

Genesis Landing Site Monument Installation
On the morning of September 6, 2006 team members of the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) hosted a dedication ceremony in honor of the two-year anniversary of the Genesis science capsule return to Earth. In a ceremony attended by representatives from Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Hill Air Force Base, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Johnson Space Center (JSC), and Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), a permanent monument was installed commemorating the significance of solar wind samples returned to Earth. Within the obelisk-shaped monument, a time capsule containing print and media features that characterize the mission from inception to present day was installed. The monument and time capsule were made possible through private donations. The monument is placed on the exact spot of the capsule’s Earth return.

Plaque inscription for time capsule
  team member displaying contents of time capsule   sealing the time capsule with candle   Genesis team getting ready to place time capsule into monument  
  Team member, Jacinta Behne, showing contents of time capsule   Sealing lid of time capsule   Monument designer, Clark Metcalf, steadying his artwork for time capsule insertion  
  Team members placing timecapsule into monument   Constructor of monument bolting down monument   Monument designating place where Genesis capsule returned from space  
  Putting time capsule into monument   Bolting down monument  

The orientation of the monument is such that when you look directly at the inscription, you are facing the direction from which the Genesis capsule returned from space.

 

technical Genesis mission Web siteFind out about the scientific building blocks of the Genesis mission on the technical Genesis mission Web site at the California Institute of Technology.


the Genesis instrument teamLearn more about:
the Genesis instrument team at Los Alamos National Laboratory or the
Los Alamos National Laboratory Genesis Data Web site.


 
     
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