Touch-and-go: NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft sampling asteroid for return

Touch-and-go: NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft sampling asteroid for return

Brimming with names inspired by Egyptian mythology, the Osiris-Rex mission is looking to bring back at least 2 ounces (60 grams) worth of asteroid Bennu, the biggest otherworldly haul from beyond the moon. The drama unfolds Tuesday as the U.S. takes its first crack at collecting asteroid samples for return to Earth, a feat accomplished so far only by Japan.

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