OSIRIS-REx Returns – Teaser

  • Released Thursday, July 20, 2023

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to collect a sample from an asteroid, will return to Earth on Sept. 24, 2023, with material from asteroid Bennu. When it arrives, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will release the sample capsule for a safe landing in the Utah desert. The primitive material from Bennu – rocks and dust collected from the asteroid’s surface in 2020 – will offer generations of scientists a window into the time when the Sun and planets were forming about 4.5 billion years ago. Learn more about the OSIRIS-REx mission. Follow sample-delivery updates on the OSIRIS-REx blog.


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This page was originally published on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 8:56 AM EDT.


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