OSIRIS-REx’s “Touch-And-Go” on Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx’s “Touch-And-Go” on Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission collected a sample from Asteroid Bennu on 20 October 2020,using a “Touch-And-Go,” or TAG, maneuver. Site Nightingale is located in Bennu’s northern hemisphere, in a crater 460 feet (140 meters) wide. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) is NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona