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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off to sample asteroid Bennu - Watch!

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off to sample asteroid Bennu - Watch!

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifted off at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

NASA spacecraft blasts off to collect asteroid dust

NASA spacecraft blasts off to collect asteroid dust

The US space agency launched its first mission to collect dust from an asteroid, the kind of cosmic body that may have delivered life-giving materials to Earth billions of years ago.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft poised for sampling run to asteroid Bennu!(Watch trailer)

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft poised for sampling run to asteroid Bennu!(Watch trailer)

Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on September 8, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. EDT, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

NASA's asteroid sample return mission set for Thursday launch

NASA's asteroid sample return mission set for Thursday launch

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, is slated to lift off atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Thursday at 7:05 p.m. EDT, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

NASA gearing up to launch first asteroid sample return mission next month

NASA gearing up to launch first asteroid sample return mission next month

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will be launched on September 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

 NASA's sample return mission to earth-bound asteroid 'Bennu': All you need to know!

NASA's sample return mission to earth-bound asteroid 'Bennu': All you need to know!

As per NASA, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 8.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft all set for 3D mapping during course of flight

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft all set for 3D mapping during course of flight

The mission is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft in key testing phase

NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft in key testing phase

OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to launch in September and travel to the asteroid Bennu to collect a sample and return it to Earth for study. 

Space lover? NASA's asking for your artwork to be sent to an asteroid!

Space lover? NASA's asking for your artwork to be sent to an asteroid!

This US mission includes collecting a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study and it will be the first of its kind.

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

First instrument delivered for NASA's asteroid mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed Martin for installation onto NASA's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx).

NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

NASA's ground-breaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.

2016 NASA asteroid mission awaits your messages

NASA has invited the public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft to be launched in 2016 for an asteroid study.

NASA`s asteroid mission passes confirmation review

The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the NASA`s first mission to sample an asteroid, passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C.