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6 Dec 2018, 19:04 UTC
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Hey Space Placers!BENNU GIFNASAWOW! I just can't help but look at all of the different types of rocks that are on this asteroid - it's like looking at a meteorite collection on display! The lack of impact craters and the appearance of BENNU reminds me of a rubble/sand pile - it just absorbs everything that it encounters. NASA's OSIRIS-Rex arrived at the space rock on 12/3/18 and will settle into orbit to start its mission of discovery - can hardly wait.NASA JPL had another success with the InSight landing 11/26/18. We'll learn much about the interior of Mars - and the other rocky planets of our solar system - through this mission.Russia launched a new crew to ISS which reported aboard 12/3/18. This was a major accomplishment following the Soyuz mishap that destroyed the launch vehicle just a few months ago.SpaceX also had a launch of a resupply mission to ISS on 12/5/18......Busy times at ISS and space in general.Tomorrow (US time) the Chinese are expected to launch their Chang'e 4 mission to the lunar far side for a landing. I'll be following that!Sky Guy in VAP.S.On a blog policy note, any 'Comments' submitted that are 'UNKNOWN' are treated as ...

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