Asteroid samples sealed in OSIRIS-REx return capsule
OSIRIS-REx begins stowing asteroid sample into return capsule
OSIRIS-REx overflows with asteroid samples after bagging bounty from Bennu
The sampling mechanism on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is stuffed with specimens captured from asteroid Bennu earlier this week — so full that some of the rocks are floating out into space. Officials said Friday they will stow the samples inside the mission’s Earth return capsule sooner than planned to minimize the loss of asteroid material.
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lands on asteroid in bid to collect samples
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How OSIRIS-REx will snag a sample from asteroid Bennu
Mars rovers go through seven minutes of terror when they plunge into the Martian atmosphere at hypersonic speed. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take a more glacial approach to its asteroid target Tuesday, and the event will be more akin to four-and-a-half hours of mild anxiety for ground teams, according to the mission’s operations manager.