NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft begins its farewell tour of near-Earth asteroid Bennu


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The OSIRIS-REx mission will hang out around the 1,640-foot-wide (500 meters) Bennu until May 10, 2021 before traveling roughly 185 million miles (298 million kilometers) back towards Earth and deliver its asteroid sample to scientists on Sept. 24, 2023.

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OSIRIS-REx was a historic achievement for NASA and mankind—it was just thrilling to see what we are capable of! Congrats to the NASA team...

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Congrats again to NASA!