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Asteroid Bennu: Successful Touchdown, But Sample Return Mission Has Only Just Begun – Gizmodo Australia

Relief showed clearly on the faces of the team of NASA scientists and engineers as they were told: “Touchdown is complete”. Then applause a few seconds later for…

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Relief showed clearly on the faces of the team of NASA scientists and engineers as they were told: Touchdown is complete. Then applause a few seconds later for back away burn complete. The most hazardous part of the mission was over and seemingly successful, although we will have to wait for a few more days to hear the scale of the success.
OSIRIS-REx (for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer)) was launched in September 2016, arriving at its target…

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