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NASA’s first asteroid sample-collector arrives at target, Bennu

by Kerry SHERIDAN Agence France Presse TAMPA, United States (AFP) NASA s first-ever mission designed to visit an asteroid and return a sample of its dust back to Earth arrived Monday at its destination, Bennu, two years after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The $800 million unmanned mission, known as OSIRIS-REx, made a rendez-vous with the asteroid at around 12:10 pm (1710 GMT), firing its engines a final time. We have arrived, said Javier Cerna, [ ]

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