May 13

NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development

Sorce: NASA News


NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in

The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C. NASA officials reviewed a series of detailed project assessments and authorized the spacecraft's continuation into the development phase.

OSIRIS-REx will rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu in 2018 and return a sample of it to Earth in 2023. (read more)

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