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Default NASAs OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

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NASAs OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

Posted: 20 Oct 2020 11:09 AM PDT

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security,
Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday,
and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust
and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.
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