Hey, Space Placers!
Bennu got TAGGED by OSIRIS-Rex yesterday (10/20) right on time. It will take some time to determine if the spacecraft was successful in collecting at least 60 grams of Bennu material. If necessary, Bennu could be TAGGED again. We'll have to wait for the results.
You might want to tune in as, "TOUCHING THE ASTEROID, NOVA takes viewers inside the mission as the team embarks on a daunting quest that pushes the boundaries of what robotic spacecrafts like OSIRIS-REx are capable of. The film offers a clear-eyed look into the painstaking work that goes into answering, piece by piece, big questions about how our solar system was made and how life on Earth began. TOUCHING THE ASTEROID features interviews with key members of the OSIRIS-REx team, including project lead Dante Lauretta, Deputy Project Manager Mike Moreau, and Image Processing Lead Scientist Daniella DellaGiustina, as well as other leaders in astronomy and planetary science like Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute Derrick Pitts."
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