Astrobiology (general)

GeneSat In Orbit

By Keith Cowing
December 17, 2006

NASA’s GeneSat-1 Reaches Orbit on Air Force Rocket, NASA

“NASA’s GeneSat-1 rode an Air Force rocket into Earth orbit on Dec. 16, 2006 at 4 a.m. PST (7 a.m. EST) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. The satellite’s locator beacon has been detected, and data has been received as GeneSat-1 orbits Earth, according to scientists.”

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