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NASA to Stow OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Samples Ahead of Schedule

OSIRIS-REx Stowing

NASA is preparing to transport and stow a large collection of surface samples from the Bennu asteroid to a sample return capsule. The space agency said that it wants to move the samples ahead of schedule to avoid further spilling out from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. The OSIRIS-REx team will transmit preliminary commands to the spacecraft. 

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NASA Chooses Sample Collection Site for Asteroid Mission

A NASA-led team has identified a sample collection site on Asteroid Bennu for a certain investigative mission, following a year of assessments. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex team selected the "Nightingale" site due to the abundance of fine-grained material and low amount of hazards, NASA said Friday.

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NASA to Commence Bennu Asteroid Study Mission With Lockheed Spacecraft; Kevin Walsh Comments

NASA will launch a space mission that will travel to the asteroid called Bennu on September 8 to study and return samples from the rock formation. The space agency said Wednesday its Goddard Space Flight Center leads the OSIRIS-REx mission that will use Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer instruments to …

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