WATCH LIVE: NASA OSIRIS-REx sample collection!

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OSIRIS-REx sample collection!

In a couple hours, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will attempt to do a “touch and go” maneuver to collect a sample from the near earth asteroid Bennu. There’s a very small chance (about 1 in 2700) this asteroid could collide with earth in about 150 years, and this will be the largest sample returned to Earth since the Apollo program.

This sample will be returned to earth in September 2023. I was able to track the spacecraft as it swung by earth for a gravity assist on its way to asteroid Bennu a few years ago:
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