A Mission to an Asteriod

This afternoon, I’m focusing on my life in the real world by attending an engineering seminar at Goddard Spaceflight Center about the planning for the OSIRIS-REx mission. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will fly to asteroid Bennu, rendezvous with it, fly the spacecraft in close proximity to characterize Bennu’s surface and identify the most promising sample site, navigate to the surface to collect a sample, secure it, and safely return it to the Earth’s surface.

I’ll be back to the Interwebs later this evening.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-VR6pNi70k]

Video Credit: NASA

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