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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu

Our @NASASolarSystem OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed its last flyover of #ToBennuAndBack.☄️ With its asteroid sample in tow, the spacecraft will drift away from the asteroid until May 10, when it will fire its thrusters & begin its journey home. Read more:

4/8/2021 12:25:00 AM

Our NASASolarSystem OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed its last flyover of ToBennuAndBack.☄️ With its asteroid sample in tow, the spacecraft will drift away from the asteroid until May 10, when it will fire its thrusters & begin its journey home. Read more:

Early this morning, April 7, 2021, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission completed its last flyover of near-Earth asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx, with its pristine and precious asteroid sample cargo, will remain in the vicinity of Bennu until May 10, when it will fire its thrusters and begin its two-year cruise home.

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