NASA’s first asteroid return mission OSIRIS-REx will be multitasking during its journey to asteroid Bennu and search for rare and elusive Trojan asteroids.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx will be able to see asteroid Bennu using three robotic eyes. The images will be sent to Earth for analysis while scientists wait for asteroid samples to arrive on Earth in 2023.
NASA moves forward with Asteroid Redirect Mission by testing its robotic capture system prototype with a mock asteroid boulder.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sampling mission has successfully captured “first-light” images in space after acing initial instrument check.
NASA's asteroid hunter spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is working perfectly well after engineers activated all scientific instruments onboard and performed systems check.
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 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.
The first ever asteroid capture mission by NASA is scheduled for launch on September 8. NASA hopes to take samples from asteroid Bennu and bring back fresh samples to earth. The big question now is: who gets to take home samples of the rock?
NASA to send a spacecraft to Bennu to study the 4.5 billion years old asteroid and collect sample to bring back on Earth.
NASA will send OSIRIS-REx to investigate a giant asteroid that is capable of obliterating Earth if it hits the planet.
NASA will launch OSIRIS-REx this September to perform a comprehensive surface mapping of an asteroid. Part of its mission is to collect samples that will be sent back to Earth in 2023.