Osiris-rex

09.06.16
NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday
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NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday

Here's how to follow along with the first stages of a seven-year mission.

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08.18.16
NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft will blast off in September
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NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft will blast off in September

OSIRIS-Rex is heading towards near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

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03.09.16
NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
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NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space

OSIRIS-REx has to pass a regimen that includes extreme cold and vacuum.

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10.24.15
OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016
10.24.15

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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06.27.15
Asteroid-bound spacecraft gets its first scientific instrument
06.27.15

Asteroid-bound spacecraft gets its first scientific instrument

NASA has begun attaching scientific instruments to the OSIRIS-REx probe, just over a year before i...

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01.15.14
NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid
01.15.14

NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Forget those dime-a-dozen "name a star" gifts -- wouldn't you rather put your name on a spacecraft...

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05.27.11
NASA asteroid mission could explain how life began (and how ours might end)
05.27.11

NASA asteroid mission could explain how life began (and how ours might end)

There's a slight chance that the Earth could get hit by an asteroid in about 170 years, but don...

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