The OSIRIS Rex September 8, 2016 Wrap Up Brief


The OSIRIS Rex September 8, 2016 Wrap Up Brief

Sep 8, 2016


The OSIRIS-REx mission

NASA successfully launched the first mission to travel to an asteroid, retrieve samples and return them to Earth on September 8, 2016.

ORISIS stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida just after 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

It will reach Bennu, its asteroid target in 2018 and will survey and collect samples then return to Earth via a detachable capsule in 2023.

Catch the mission details and updates on NASA TV.…

video and images courtesy NASA


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