NASA Prepares for Historic Asteroid Sample Delivery on Sept. 24

  • Released Friday, March 24, 2023

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is cruising back to Earth with a sample it collected from the rocky surface of asteroid Bennu. When its sample capsule parachutes down into the Utah desert on Sept. 24, OSIRIS-REx will become the United States’ first-ever mission to return an asteroid sample to Earth.


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This page was originally published on Friday, March 24, 2023.
This page was last updated on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12:19 AM EST.


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