OSIRIS-REx successfully stows sample of Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx successfully stows sample of Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu on 27-28 October 2020. OSIRIS-REx’s departure window opens in March 2021 and the spacecraft is targeting delivery of the SRC to Earth on 24 September 2023.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin
Music: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
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