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NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

Aug 25, 2018 - 12:34 PM

The first, blurry images of Bennu were taken on August 17 at a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.3 million kilometers) from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

NASA spacecraft blasts off to collect asteroid dust

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Learning more about the origins of life and the beginning of the solar system are key objectives for the SUV sized OSIRIS REx

From drinking cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission

Aug 29, 2016 - 5:45 PM

An invention inspired by the iconic beverage cup will launch into space aboard the United States first robotic mission aimed at scooping up 4 5 billion year old dust from an asteroid

OSIRIS-REx will travel to near-Earth asteroid Bennu on a sample return mission. Credit: NASA