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Video: Preview of the OSIRIS-REx mission to sample an asteroid

Watch the pre-flight news conference that introduces NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on Sept. 8. The mission will reach Asteroid Bennu in 2018, capture a sample of the celestial body in 2020 and bring the specimen back to Earth in a special landing capsule in 2023.

See earlier OSIRIS-REx coverage.

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Video: Preview of the OSIRIS-REx mission to sample an asteroid

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