SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Arrive at Space Station

Bill Jelen

November 17, 2020

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SpaceX's first operational, crew rotation mission arrives at the International Space Station on Monday, November 16, 2020.

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A still frame from an animation released by the OSIRIS-REx team depicts the TAGSAM collection head being stowed in the sample return capsule.  Credit: NASA/NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center/OSIRIS-REx Mission

Expect Three Days of Contingency Operations as Regolith Leaks from OSIRIS-REx

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is a victim of its own success. Five pieces of the asteroid have prevented a Mylar flap from closing, allowing valuable science material to leak out. More material will leak out over three upcoming days of stow activity.

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Captured on Oct. 20 during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this image shows the SamCam imager’s field of view at the moment when the NASA spacecraft touched down on asteroid Bennu’s surface. The sampling event brought the spacecraft all the way down to sample site Nightingale, and the team on Earth received confirmation of successful touchdown at 6:08 p.m. EDT. Preliminary data show the sampling head touched Bennu’s surface for approximately 6 seconds, after which the spacecraft performed a back-away burn. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

Sampling Success: OSIRIS-REx Successfully Gathers Bennu Regolith for Asteroid Sample Return

"...I dreamed of an array of Bennu regolith floating around me." - Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx

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A full-scale engineering model of OSIRIS-REx's TAGSAM collector, used to gather samples from the surface of asteroid Bennu.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

OSIRIS-REx To Attempt TAG of Asteroid Bennu

Asteroid Bennu will have its "close encounter" with OSIRIS-REx on October 20, 2020, as the spacecraft makes contact and collects samples for study back on earth.

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A fictional asteroid punches into Earth’s atmosphere at 38,000 miles per hour in the IMAX® filmAsteroid Hunters.© 2020 IMAX Corporation

IMAX Asteroid Hunters Premieres at KSC Visitor Center

A new 3-D IMAX film detailing NASA's asteroid detection efforts debuts at the KSC Visitor Center.

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