NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday
Here's how to follow along with the first stages of a seven-year mission.
NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft will blast off in September
OSIRIS-Rex is heading towards near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
OSIRIS-REx has to pass a regimen that includes extreme cold and vacuum.
OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016
It will also help NASA develop a mission to prevent end-of-the-world movies from becoming real-life situations.
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