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NASA To Launch Spacecraft To Intercept Asteroid, Return Sample To Earth
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – In just three weeks, NASA will launch the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to travel to an asteroid and bring a sample back to Earth.
The 4,650-pound (2,110-kilogram) fully-fueled spacecraft will launch aboard an Atlas V 411 configuration rocket during a 34-day launch period that begins September 8, and reach its asteroid target in 2018.
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