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Great moments in science: Splat

Oops. That wasn't meant to happen.I'm sorry. I laughed my head off when I saw this report. I shouldn't, I know.

In short, the Genesis space probe, with its cargo of space particles, crashed to Earth instead of being intercepted by Hollywood stunt choppers on its descent. You see, it's parachute failed to open.

Check out the Associated Press report on the SMH website. Meanwhile, NASA has announced that they will establish a Mishap Review Board within 72 hours. The NASA report includes a Quicktime movie of the crashlanding.