Saturday, 12 April 2014

OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return spacecraft gets go-ahead

Getting hit by a giant asteroid can ruin your whole day, so the first United States mission to visit an asteroid and return a sample presents a huge challenge. Lockheed Martin has announced that NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a comprehensive technical review, giving the green light for Lockheed to begin building the spacecraft in anticipation of a launch in 2016... Continue Reading OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return spacecraft gets go-ahead

Section: Space

Tags: Asteroid, Lockheed Martin, NASA, OSIRIS REx, Spacecraft

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