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NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

12 Aug 2019, 19:26 UTC
NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return NASA/University of Arizona

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner.

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