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  • OSIRIS-REx capsule closed following successful Bennu sample collection

    Laurel KornfeldNovember 1st, 2020

    NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft collected enough soil samples of the asteroid Bennu on its first attempt that mission controllers commanded the spacecraft to close its Sample Return Capsule (SRC).