NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission is one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the agency, and it is believed to be “an important step” for getting humans to Mars.
A new software maps the complicated route NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has to take to reach the asteroid Bennu and collect samples to return to Earth.
NASA’s asteroid-sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will descend on asteroid Bennu with help from the Canadian Space Agency’s lidar altimeter, which is crucial to the spacecraft’s landing.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission, which launched on Sept. 8, could help protect the Earth from a catastrophic impact, astronomers said.
NASA launched its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 8, and its suite of instruments includes REXIS, which was designed and built by students from MIT. What does REXIS do?
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is set to launch today, Sept. 8, to bring samples of the asteroid Bennu to Earth. But why did the agency choose Bennu for the mission? What is so special about this asteroid?
Just as NASA prepares for the launch of its asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx, another asteroid the size of a bus passed very close to Earth.
An asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter was named after the late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury.
The seven-year mission is the biggest and most ambitious mission since the Apollo moon rocks.
An asteroid passed by Earth at a very close distance last Aug. 28.
NASA's asteroid mission will be launched on Sept. 8 and the agency is in full preparation mode to send the spacecraft to an asteroid to collect samples that will be delivered back to Earth.
NASA to send a spacecraft to Bennu to study the 4.5 billion years old asteroid and collect sample to bring back on Earth.
Studying an asteroid is now in NASA’s future campaign. With the help of private companies, the space agency plans on capturing an asteroid for technology tests. Samples taken from the asteroid will also help in further studies about life on Earth.
Asteroid mining may indeed begin the next decade or maybe in a few more years as the commercial space mining company Deep Space Industries will launch its asteroid-surveying spacecraft in 2020.