NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Stowage

NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Stowage

side-by-side images of a cylinder approaching and attaching to a spacecraft
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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.
Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin

NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Oct. 29, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft and the mission’s work to safely stow the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu.

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