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NASA Space Probe to Collect Asteroid Samples, Possible Clues to Life - NBCNews.com;

NASA Space Probe to Collect Asteroid Samples, Possible Clues to Life - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comNASA Space Probe to Collect Asteroid Samples, Possible Clues to LifeNBCNews.comNASA launched a spacecraft Thursday night on a seven-year mission to an asteroid in an attempt to unravel one of humanity's most fundamental questions: How did we get here? The space probe, named OSIRIS-REx, an acronym representing the various ...and more »

NASA launches mission to study massive asteroid in hopes of preventing catastrophic collision in 2035 - National Post;

NASA launches mission to study massive asteroid in hopes of preventing catastrophic collision in 2035 - National Post

National PostNASA launches mission to study massive asteroid in hopes of preventing catastrophic collision in 2035National PostNASA has launched the first ever mission to take samples from an asteroid in the hope of preventing the space rock having a catastrophic collision with Earth later this century. The asteroid Bennu, which measures about 500 metres across, is expected to ...and more »

This Week at NASA: OSIRIS-REx Launches, NASA X-Plane and More - Space Ref (press release);

This Week at NASA: OSIRIS-REx Launches, NASA X-Plane and More - Space Ref (press release)

Space Ref (press release)This Week at NASA: OSIRIS-REx Launches, NASA X-Plane and MoreSpace Ref (press release)On Sept. 8, NASA launched the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security - Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to sample an asteroid, ...and more »

ICYMI: NASA is going to colonize a space rock - Engadget;

ICYMI: NASA is going to colonize a space rock - Engadget

EngadgetICYMI: NASA is going to colonize a space rockEngadgetToday on In Case You Missed It: Nasa launched the OSIRIS-Rex craft this week to begin its long and lonely mission to visit the Bennu asteroid. It'll return to Earth in seven years full of space rocks and hopefully nothing else. Meanwhile, Harvard ...and more »

Canada's Flight Across the Solar System - Seeker;

Canada's Flight Across the Solar System - Seeker

SeekerCanada's Flight Across the Solar SystemSeekerNASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will get more than a little help from the Canadian Space Agency when it reaches Asteroid Bennu in 2020. By Elizabeth Howell. September 10, 2016. 9:00 AM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet this article · Email. When NASA's new ...and more »

NASA Has Sent A Spacecraft To Intercept An Asteroid Heading Towards The Earth. No, This Is Not A Sci Fi Movie! - Indiatimes.com;

NASA Has Sent A Spacecraft To Intercept An Asteroid Heading Towards The Earth. No, This Is Not A Sci Fi Movie! - Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.comNASA Has Sent A Spacecraft To Intercept An Asteroid Heading Towards The Earth. No, This Is Not A Sci Fi Movie!Indiatimes.comNASA has launched its first asteroid sampling mission, the Osiris-Rex, into space. Its main goal is to gather dirt and debris from the surface of an asteroid and return it to Earth by 2023 for further study.and more »

NASA launches ambitious mission to sample asteroid Bennu - The Weather Network;

NASA launches ambitious mission to sample asteroid Bennu - The Weather Network

The Weather NetworkNASA launches ambitious mission to sample asteroid BennuThe Weather NetworkWith hundreds of asteroids out in space that could pose a danger to Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is now on course for a 7-year mission to investigate one of the largest - 101955 Bennu. The data, and sample, the spacecraft returns promises to help ...and more »

Atlas V rocket separates from Centaur upper stage - Cosmos;

Atlas V rocket separates from Centaur upper stage - Cosmos

CosmosAtlas V rocket separates from Centaur upper stageCosmosThe first stage booster drops off as NASA's OSIRIS-REx heads towards its target asteroid Bennu. Share. Tweet. NASA. A camera on the Centaur upper stage captured the moment of first stage separation as NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource ...and more »

'5...4...3...2...1...Go, OSIRIS-REx!' - UANews (press release);

'5...4...3...2...1...Go, OSIRIS-REx!' - UANews (press release)

UANews (press release)'5...4...3...2...1...Go, OSIRIS-REx!'UANews (press release)Hundreds of people flocked to the University of Arizona on Sept. 8 to watch OSIRIS-REx blast off into space on a big screen set up in front of Old Main. The asteroid sample return mission lifted off from Florida as people on the UA Mall watched live ...and more »

Bill Nye Helps Send NASA Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Off in Style - Space.com;

Bill Nye Helps Send NASA Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Off in Style - Space.com

Space.comBill Nye Helps Send NASA Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Off in StyleSpace.comBilly Nye and Mike Puzio demonstrate the special high-five they developed to honor NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission. Credit: Mike Wall, Space.com. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A few special guests showed up to see the launch of NASA's ...and more »

OSIRIS-REx Is Headed for an Asteroid Encounter, Following 'Perfect' Launch - Discover Magazine (blog);

OSIRIS-REx Is Headed for an Asteroid Encounter, Following 'Perfect' Launch - Discover Magazine (blog)

Discover Magazine (blog)OSIRIS-REx Is Headed for an Asteroid Encounter, Following 'Perfect' LaunchDiscover Magazine (blog)Smoke and fire covered the ground as the NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission launched into space. Blasting out of Earth's orbit on Thursday, the mission begins its two-year journey to sample an asteroid. It will be seven long years before the spacecraft returns ...and more »

Asteroid mission successfully launched from Florida - CU Boulder News & Events;

Asteroid mission successfully launched from Florida - CU Boulder News & Events

CU Boulder News & EventsAsteroid mission successfully launched from FloridaCU Boulder News & EventsAn Atlas V rocket carried the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft into space last night. A NASA mission involving CU Boulder was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 5:05 p.m. MDT last night and is on its way to explore an asteroid, setting the ...and more »

NASA's latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go - MINING.com;

NASA's latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go - MINING.com

MINING.comNASA's latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a goMINING.comThe OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take samples of asteroid material and return it to Earth. (Image courtesy of NASA). The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched its first mission to take samples from an asteroid and return ...and more »

NASA spacecraft Osiris-Rex begins 4-billion-mile trip to sample asteroid - Chicago Tribune;

NASA spacecraft Osiris-Rex begins 4-billion-mile trip to sample asteroid - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNASA spacecraft Osiris-Rex begins 4-billion-mile trip to sample asteroidChicago TribuneThe first NASA explorer of its kind took off on a seven-year quest Thursday, chasing after a big, black, unexplored asteroid to gather a few handfuls of gravel for return to Earth. These bite-size bits of ancient space rock from asteroid Bennu could ...and more »

How to Spot an Asteroid with Mobile Astronomy Apps - Space.com;

How to Spot an Asteroid with Mobile Astronomy Apps - Space.com

Space.comHow to Spot an Asteroid with Mobile Astronomy AppsSpace.comAs they orbit the sun, the larger asteroids in the main belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter can be viewed in backyard telescopes, if you know where to look. The SkySafari 5 app allows you to search for asteroids by name and display their ...and more »

The Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Begins Chasing an Asteroid - New York Times;

The Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Begins Chasing an Asteroid - New York Times

New York TimesThe Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Begins Chasing an AsteroidNew York TimesAn Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Osiris-Rex spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday evening. Seven years from now, Osiris-Rex is scheduled to return to Earth with samples from an asteroid. Credit John Raoux/Associated Press. NASA's ...and more »

Meet Osiris-Rex, the new probe launched by Nasa to uncover the mystery of our Solar System - New Statesman;

Meet Osiris-Rex, the new probe launched by Nasa to uncover the mystery of our Solar System - New Statesman

New StatesmanMeet Osiris-Rex, the new probe launched by Nasa to uncover the mystery of our Solar SystemNew StatesmanOn course for asteroid Bennu, Osiris-Rex hopes to return material that will explain the beginnings of our planets. Sign up for our weekly email *. By Hasan Chowdhury · Print HTML. Nasa has launched a new probe into space named Osiris-Rex following the ...and more »

After a successful launch, OSIRIS-REx is headed for an asteroid encounter - Astronomy Magazine;

After a successful launch, OSIRIS-REx is headed for an asteroid encounter - Astronomy Magazine

Astronomy MagazineAfter a successful launch, OSIRIS-REx is headed for an asteroid encounterAstronomy MagazineThe craft will scoop up a bit of asteroid and bring it back to Earth. By Nola Taylor Redd | Published: Friday, September 09, 2016. 20160907_105408. Nola Taylor Redd. Smoke and fire covered the ground as the NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission launched into ...and more »

45th SW supports NASA's successful launch - Robins Rev Up;

45th SW supports NASA's successful launch - Robins Rev Up

Robins Rev Up45th SW supports NASA's successful launchRobins Rev UpThe 45th Space Wing supported NASA's successful launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016. This is the first U.S. mission ...and more »

Visit to 'Armageddon Asteroid' Could Save Future Earth from Impact - Space.com;

Visit to 'Armageddon Asteroid' Could Save Future Earth from Impact - Space.com

Space.comVisit to 'Armageddon Asteroid' Could Save Future Earth from ImpactSpace.comAn artist's impression of asteroid Bennu, the target of NASA's OSIRIS-REx sample return mission. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The asteroid-sample-return mission that launched into space ...and more »