Well, the parachutes failed to deploy on the Genesis probe, returning samples of solar wind particles, and the probe dug itself into the Utah desert this morning. The probe was designed with collectors made of silicon, gold, diamond, sapphire, and other materials to collect the few tiny particles that it could of the solar wind and return them to Earth for study. This would have been the first sample return mission since the last Apollo mission in 1972. The mission was designed so that the sample return capsule would be caught in midair as it drifted down under its parachutes by waiting helicopters. The pilots of those helicopters have spent the last five years training for this mission. The probe was to be caught in midair to protest the delicate collector disks into the sample return capsule. Unfortunately it hit the desert at about 300 mph.