Wikinews/Interview of the month/May 2006 Questions

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This months (May) Interview with Andrew Westphal project director of Stardust@home will be taking place on Thursday, 18 May 2006 at TBA UTC. Please place research, links, and any relevant information here.



  • Some may not know exactly waht Stardust and or Stardust@home are. Can you explain more about it for us?
  • How many samples do you anticipate to be found during the course of the project?
  • How long will the project take to complete?
  • According to your website, there were "security concerns" at JSC that caused the delay of the project. Can you possibly explain those concerns?
  • When do you anticipate the project to start?
  • I know there will be a "test" that participants will have to take before they can examine the "real thing". What will that test consist of?
  • Why did NASA decide to take the route of distrbuted computing? Will they do this again?
  • What kind of matter/samples do you anticipate will be found?
  • How did the idea come up to use distributed computing?
  • Can you tell us what part of the capsule/collector will be examined?
  • When samples are found, How will they be analyzed? Who gets the credit for finding the samples?