Visit the Genesis mission outreach Web site at:

Genesis Mission Status Update

After a flawless launch on August 8 at 12:13:40 p.m. EDT, the Genesis spacecraft is on its mission to “catch a piece of the sun.” View JPL news release and launch replay at:

Visit the mission status page at to review status reports since the time of launch. Kennedy Space Center maintains a photo archive of images that reveal mission progress from the time of spacecraft arrival at Cape Canaveral until the time of launch. You can view these spectacular images at:

A Back to School Apple for the Colorado Region Science Teacher

Colorado region science teachers, are you planning to attend the October 4-5 Colorado Science Convention in Denver? Look for the Genesis booth #216 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Exhibits are open from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Friday. Among the classroom “freebies” to look for are the recently-produced Genesis launch poster featuring the rocket during takeoff and several new Genesis education samplers.

There will be a Genesis education presentation on Friday, Oct. 5 from 2:50-3:50 in Room D 30-36. The presentation is titled: “Cosmogony: A Spongy Universe,” and will feature a hands-on activity to use in your science classroom. If you are looking for a multifaceted way to bring the National Science Education Standards into your curricula in a substantive and real-world way, don’t miss this!

… And an Apple for You, a Member of the Public!

Would you like to review the Genesis Web site? We’ll reward you for your efforts. We like to keep our finger on the pulse of public opinion and value your feedback. Review the site, and give us your thoughts at: We’ll send you the gift of your choice for taking the time to offer your input, and “Thank you!” in advance.

Become a McREL Development Network Associate

Genesis materials provide standards-based instructional strategies that can be used in varied formal and informal settings. Educators from around the country are invited to field test any of our education modules or Genesis Kids materials this school year. We will send you a module notebook of your choice and evaluation forms you can use to provide valuable feedback. Make a difference; become a McREL Development Network Associate. Interested educators should contact John Ristvey at 303-632-5620 or for more information.

Genesis and the Scout Report

The Internet Scout Project has selected the Genesis mission Web site for inclusion in the Scout Report, listed in its “Two from Space” item at: A weekly current awareness publication that highlights new and newly discovered Internet resources, they “cover only the most useful resources, considering the depth of content, the authority of the source, and how well the information is maintained and presented.” The Scout Report is the “flagship publication of the Internet Scout Project.” Published since 1994, the Scout Report is one of the Internet’s oldest and most respected publications. It provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed of valuable resources on the Internet.

The Internet Scout Project is located in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation to provide timely information to the education community about valuable Internet resources.

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