NASA Prepares for Historic Asteroid Sample Delivery on Sept. 24

  • Released Friday, March 24th, 2023
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:23AM
  • ID: 14316

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is cruising back to Earth with a sample it collected from the rocky surface of asteroid Bennu. When its sample capsule parachutes down into the Utah desert on Sept. 24, OSIRIS-REx will become the United States’ first-ever mission to return an asteroid sample to Earth.


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