Update: The spacecraft has touched down and sample collection was successful! OSIRIS-REx is now moving away from the asteroid with the goods and will begin its homeward journey as soon as it’s clear. TOUCHDOWN! Sampling in progress

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  • NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx's touchdown on Bennu
    OSIRIS-REx’s aptly named Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) is visible in the frame. NASA says the component was the only part of the craft that touched the asteroid. The images ...
    10/21/2020 - 12:49 pm | View Link
  • NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully collected bits of an orbiting asteroid
    NASA made history on Tuesday afternoon as its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully “tagged” the asteroid, 101955 Bennu, and in doing so collected a small sample of regolith from ... a container of ...
    10/20/2020 - 11:28 am | View Link
  • NASA's OSIRIS-REx just snatched a rock sample from asteroid Bennu
    Update: The spacecraft has touched down and sample collection was successful! OSIRIS-REx is now moving away from the asteroid with the goods and will begin its homeward journey as soon as it's clear.
    10/20/2020 - 8:49 am | View Link
  • NASA's OSIRIS-REx just snatched a rock sample from asteroid Bennu
    informed by OSIRIS-REx's telemetry, and presumably any good images that are captured as it descends. Here’s why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time We know for ...
    10/20/2020 - 8:31 am | View Link
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