Here’s why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time

On September 8, NASA will launch the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on a mission to an asteroid and return a sample of it back to Earth — NASA’s first mission of this type. In doing so, NASA hopes to learn more about the early formation of the solar system and, possibly, the origin of life. OSIRIS-REx, which stands … Continue reading Here’s why NASA is launching an asteroid sample return mission for the first time