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NASA's OSIRIS-REx
NASA's first asteroid sampling spacecraft. I'm on a 7-year mission to return a pristine sample from asteroid Bennu.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Dec 1
Hayabusa2, my sister mission led by , will deliver a sample of asteroid Ryugu to Earth in just 5 days! 🌏 I'm counting down the hours until our friends on Earth receive their precious cargo in Australia. Follow to join the final days of their journey home 💌
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 18
Replying to @OSIRISREx
The series on the left shows SamCam’s field of view and the series on the right shows NavCam 2’s field of view. The series in the middle illustrates where the cameras captured images of Bennu’s surface in relation to sample site Nightingale. More details:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 18
4 weeks ago I collected a sample of asteroid Bennu’s surface 💥 I captured the event using a few different cameras. This is how they look side-by-side 📸
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Thomas Zurbuchen Nov 13
As a former professor and now leader of NASA’s science program, I have been thinking about achieving mastery — whether it is in rocket science or on the ski slopes — and I thought I would share some of the thoughts that are most important to me:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 12
Boulders on Bennu are riddled with small craters — likely a result of micro-meteorites impacting the boulders over time. So, what led scientists to this epiphany? Learn more about what one of our mission scientists saw in Bennu’s shadows:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 12
Replying to @MyDogIsABadass
Great question! SamCam is one of three cameras that makes up the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS). It's named SamCam because its job was to document the *sample* collection event. I have other cameras onboard too, you can learn more about them here:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 10
Replying to @SuvinayG
Howdy! My team is confident that I've collected well over 2 ounces (60 grams) of Bennu’s surface material. And yes, the sample is safely sealed in the Sample Return Capsule, and pieces of the sample will no longer be lost.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 10
Replying to @jeanfff84
Hey there! I'm just hangin' out right now while my team prepares for my journey back to Earth. I'm actually slowly drifting away from Bennu - currently about 311 miles (500 km) from my asteroid friend.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nov 10
Remember when I touched down on asteroid Bennu? 🤯 Let’s look back at how some of my team members were feeling that day. Thanks to them, we’ve all been able to celebrate the journey !
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 30
Now that the sample is sealed up in the Sample Return Capsule, I can finally share this video from TAG! This is the view from one of my navigation cameras… pretty intense, huh? More details:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 30
Replying to @MissBeverleyAnn
Great question! My team will be planning my trip back to Earth, so I'll be taking it easy and resting up for the long flight back.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 30
Replying to @SirTalllPaul
The Bennu goods will be delivered on Sep. 24, 2023 💌
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 29
Then I closed up the capsule last night. Definitely a little bittersweet! But I'm excited to get this sample to my team on Earth 🌍 Read more about what the stow process looked like:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 29
And on Wednesday morning, I made sure the collector head was in there nice and snug!
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 29
I placed the collector head into the SRC on Tuesday evening…
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 29
I’ve officially closed the Sample Return Capsule! The sample of Bennu is sealed inside and ready for our voyage back to Earth. The SRC will touch down in the Utah desert on Sep. 24, 2023. Thanks, everyone, for being a part of my journey
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 29
Tune in today at 4 pm EDT for an update on where we’re at with stowing the sample. It’s certainly been an adventure . More details:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 28
Yesterday, I successfully placed the sample collector head into the Sample Return Capsule. It’s locked in tight! Next up: disconnecting the gas tube and TAGSAM arm. Then I’ll be ready to seal up the SRC. More details:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 27
⚡️ “Touch-And-Go Sample Collection Event: Journey to
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Oct 27
Replying to @OSIRISREx
This back-and-forth process will take multiple days, with my team working around the clock to oversee and assess the stowage. Currently, I’m awaiting my team’s confirmation to proceed with the next step.
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