NASA's OSIRIS-REx lands samples of asteroid Bennu to Earth after historic 4-billion-mile journey

Feb 14, 2020
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What detailed precautions are being taken to open this sample to Earth's environment such as outgassing decontamination?

It is first sample from farther than moon.
but even for moon samples from China, what are protocols.

These should be more stringent than Apollo samples as there could be non-earthlike materials especially particles and embedded meteorites and small chances of organic materials.
Ravi
(Dr. Ravi Sharma, Ph.D. USA)
NASA Apollo Achievement Award
ISRO Distinguished Service Awards
Former MTS NASA HQ MSFEB Apollo time frame
Former Scientific Secretary ISRO HQ
Ontolog Board of Trustees
Particle and Space Physics
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