Stardust Mission

The Stardust Mission is one of the Discovery missions (the 4th), and the first robotic mission to return material from beyond the orbit of the Moon. The main goal is to collect dust and volatiles from a close encounter with P/Wild 2, as well as return samples of interstellar dust.

Mission Timeline

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Last modified: Mar 28, 1998