Follow the countdown and launch of a Boeing Delta 2 rocket with NASA's Genesis solar wind sample return probe. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

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The Delta 2 rocket lifts off with Genesis. Photo: Carleton Bailie for Boeing.

Flight Data File
Vehicle: Delta 2 (7326)
Payload: Genesis
Launch date: Aug. 8, 2001
Launch time: 12:13:40 p.m. EDT (1613:40 GMT)
Launch site: SLC-17A, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Satellite broadcast: GE-2, Trans. 9, C-band

Pre-launch briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.

Ground track - Trace the Delta rocket's trek during launch.

Launch windows - See the daily launch opportunities for Genesis.

Delta 2 rocket - Overview of the Delta 2 7326-model rocket used to launch Genesis.

Genesis - Technical look at the spacecraft and its systems.

Mission science - Overview of the scientific objectives of Genesis.

Delta directory - See our coverage of preview Delta rocket flights.