/ Modified aug 14, 2020 5:09 p.m.

Successful OSIRIS-REx rehearsal boosts optimism

The rehearsal put the spacecraft within 40 meters of the asteroid Bennu's surface.

The mission to bring an asteroid sample back to earth is one step closer to its goal after a successful rehearsal this week. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft came within 40 meters of the asteroid Bennu during a rehearsal of the steps it will take when it finally collects a sample from the surface, according to University of Arizona professor and OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta. Lauretta spoke to Christopher Conover about the milestone and the mission’s next steps in the coming months.

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