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OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampler Enters Final Assembly - Universe Today
OSIRIS-Rex, NASA’s first ever spacecraft designed to collect and retrieve pristine samples of an asteroid for return to Earth has entered its final assembly phase. Approximately 17 months from now, OSIRIS-REx is slated to launch in the fall of 2016 and visit asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid. Bennu is a near-Earth asteroid and was selected … Continue reading "OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampler Enters Final Assembly"