NASA confirms OSIRIS-REx has secured its asteroid sample

  • October 29, 2020
After a process that took a couple of days, the OSIRIS-REx mission has stowed away the sample of regolith that it snatched from an asteroid last week. Shortly after ,the team discovered that small particles appeared to be leaking from the collector h…

NASA works to secure the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample

  • October 23, 2020
Earlier this week the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached out and took a small bite from the asteroid Bennu. Now the team behind the spacecraft reports they may have been a little too successful. Their goal was to grab at least 60 grams of its surface mate…

NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx’s touchdown on Bennu

  • October 21, 2020
It made history in the span of approximately six seconds. On Tuesday afternoon, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully completed its touch-and-go meeting with 101955 Bennu. In the process, it managed to collect a sample of regolith it will now car…