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flag portrait Paul Wercinski,
NASA Ames Research Center

E-mail: paul.f.wercinski [at]
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Brief Biographical Information:

  • NASA Program Manater of NASA and USAF sponsored Hyperseed MAC missions.

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Figure 1: Still images of the Genesis Sample Return Capsule Entry on September 8, 2004.

Research on Hyperseed MAC:

Measure the broadband brightness of the SRC during entry for determinations of surface temperature in the final parts of the trajectory. For this purpose, Wercinski uses a digital still camera equiped with long focal length optics.


Jenniskens, P., Wercinski, P., Olejniczak, J., et al. (2005) Preparing for Hyperseed MAC: an observing campaign to monitor the entry of the Genesis Sample Return Capsule. Earth, Moon, and Planets.