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Lockheed-Built OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Lifts Off for Asteroid Sampling Mission

The liftoff of the OSIRIS-REx mission on Thursday afternoon, September 8, was watched by space exploration buffs in Tucson and around the world. But after a review, NASA pronounced the capsule ready and capable of launching on-schedule.

NASA's asteroid-hunting spacecraft will be launched to space on Thursday and despite the unfortunate SpaceX rocket explosion on the same base at Cape Canaveral in Florida, the agency is confident that the mission will be launched smoothly. Despite extensive observations of Bennu from ground and space telescopes, no one knows exactly what to expect there, and it could be hard if not impossible to anchor a spacecraft on the surface, Lauretta said.

About an hour later, OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, successfully separated from the rocket's upper stage, formally embarking on its long trip to chase the asteroid named Bennu. On September 24, 2023, the explorer will drop off a container with the sample over Utah and continue on an orbit around the sun.

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Inside the developing solar system, small rocky bodies were beginning to form, many of them studded with water ice and organic materials, which are key compounds that may have made Earth habitable or even given life its start, Lauretta said.

NASA said at least 75 percent of the sample will be reserved for investigation and analysis by future generations of scientists. "We're going to be answering some of the most fundamental questions that Nasa works on", said Nasa's chief scientist, Ellen Stofan.

Bennu is a near-earth asteroid that orbits the sun, and makes relatively close passes to Earth. It now begins a two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu, from which it would try gathering around 60 grams of dust, soil and rubble and return it to Earth. So learning all that we can about Bennu, is in our best interests. Once every six years it comes within 300,000 kilometres of our planet and in 2135 it will pass between the moon and the Earth. The arm will then "Pogo-stick" the spacecraft away from the surface, and OSIRIS REx will head home. The odds are less than one-tenth of 1 per cent, according to Lauretta. The minor planet has been a part of the OSIRIS-REx mission, which is a NASA mission to study the asteroid. While this particular rock won't destroy Earth - just carve out a huge crater - other asteroids could cause more trouble.

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