OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down on Asteroid

Engineers at Lockheed Martin celebrated when NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touched down and collected a sample of asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20, 2020.

DENVER, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the dark and cold of deep space today, the Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to the surface of an asteroid and touched it with its robotic arm to collect a sample of its rocky material. Although brief, the Touch-And-Go, or TAG, event was years in the making.