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OSIRIS-Rex Sample Collection Site Announcement

Asteroid Bennu Atlas V 411 | OSIRIS-REx

NASA will announce the selected site on asteroid Bennu where OSIRIS-REx will collect a sample before bringing back to Earth.

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Atlas V 411 | OSIRIS-REx

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Sept. 8, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS REx) mission will be the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth and will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.

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