Osiris-Rex Asteroid Samples Secured For Return To Earth

The left image shows the Osiris-Rex collector head hovering over the Sample Return Capsule (SRC) after the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism arm moved it into the proper position for capture. The right image shows the collector head secured onto the capture ring in the SRC. Both images were captured by the StowCam camera.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin
NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample return mission spacecraft has successfully secured material gathered last week from the surface of the near Earth object Bennu in the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC), mission operations and science team members announced Oct. 29. Pebbles and soil were swept...

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