OSIRIS-REx Sample Recovery: Field Rehearsal One
OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to collect a sample from an asteroid and will deliver a cupful of rocky material from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu to Utah’s West Desert on September 24, 2023. Team members from the mission gathered at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado on June 27-28 to rehearse the sample return event. They practiced bagging and moving an engineering model of the sample return capsule from a staged landing area to a nearby cleanroom. The event was the first of three increasingly realistic rehearsals prior to sample recovery.
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