December 11, 2018

Video: NASA mission launched to return sample of asteroid


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The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, standing 189 feet tall and and weighing 840,000 pounds, unleashes 1.2 million pounds of thrust from its main engine and one side-mounted booster at 7:05 p.m. EDT (2305 GMT) Thursday to launch NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to Asteroid Bennu.

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