• The Wirtanen Analysis and Surface Probe: Concept for a New Frontiers Comet Surface Sample Return Mission 

      Winfield, A.; Karpowicz, Bryan M.; Smith, B.; Miller, Charles; Masiero, J.; Block, K.; Wye, L.; Smith, Matthew; Lanza, N.; Byram, S.; Singer, S.; Balint, Tibor S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      As participants in NASA's 2007 Planetary Science Summer School, we have designed a New Frontiers class mission to extract a 0.5 kg surface sample from a cometary nucleus and return it to Earth. Comets contain primordial ...