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How NASA Will Study the Asteroid Bennu Samples

OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid and deliver them to Earth. On September 24, 2023, the spacecraft will release a capsule containing material from near-Earth asteroid Bennu for a landing in Utah’s West Desert. OSIRIS-REx team members will recover the capsule and bring its contents to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Bennu samples will be curated and made available for scientists around the world to study for decades to come.

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SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> Moon
GCMD >> Location >> Texas
GCMD >> Location >> Utah
SVS >> Cleanroom
SVS >> Laboratory
SVS >> Scientist
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Sample Return
SVS >> Johnson Space Center
SVS >> Lab
SVS >> Capsule
SVS >> Curation
SVS >> Regolith

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version