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the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid sample

Revealing the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid sample

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The first asteroid sample collected in space by a U.S. spacecraft and brought to Earth is unveiled to the world at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The science team from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer) mission will provide results from an initial analysis of the sample, which landed on Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Utah desert.

NASA – SA Administrator Bill Nelson

Lori Glaze, NASA Planetary Directorate Science Division Director

Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator, University of Arizona, Tucson

Francis McCubbin, OSIRIS-REx Head Astromaterials curator, NASA Johnson

Daniel Glavin, OSIRIS-REx sample analysis lead, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt

Scientists worldwide will study the bits of asteroid to gather clues about the origin of the solar system and how life may have begun on Earth.


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