The next Stardust comet mission media briefing is at 1 p.m. EST (noon, CST), Tuesday, Jan 24 in room 135, Building 2, Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston.

The briefing will be live on NASA TV with questions also from reporters at participating agency centers. NASA experts will discuss the analysis of comet and interstellar dust samples returned by the Stardust spacecraft.


— Dr. Donald Brownlee, Stardust Principal Investigator, University of Washington, Seattle

— Dr. Peter Tsou, Deputy Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

— Dr. Michael Zolensky, Stardust Curator and Co-investigator, Johnson Space Center

NASA TV’s Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they’re on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. For digital downlink information for each NASA TV channel and access to NASA TV’s Public Channel on the Web, visit:

For images of the Stardust canister opening and analysis on the Web, visit: