Planets and Moons  ID: 11435

Playing Tag With an Asteroid

What’s the best way get a sample of an asteroid? Play tag with it! That’s the plan for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft that will approach the asteroid Bennu in 2018. The collection will be done with an instrument on board called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, or, TAGSAM. Learn how it works in this video.
 

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Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
David Ladd (USRA): Video Editor
David Ladd (USRA): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2014-003 -- Playing Tag With An Asteroid

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu