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The spacecraft that NASA will use in its first-ever mission to collect samples from a near-Earth asteroid and bring them back to Earth, has passed a critical milestone as it progresses towards its scheduled 2016 launch, the US space agency announced on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition.
Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years and dismembered by the gravity of planets, asteroid Bennu had a tough life in a rough neighborhood: the early solar system.
NASA is on the hunt to add potential candidate target asteroids for the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The robotic mission will identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon.
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016.
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In the 2020s, NASA will test new technologies to capture an asteroid and direct it to a stable orbit around the moon. Asteroids are being monitored in search of a candidate for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, redirect to a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts
Lockheed Martin to Build Asteroid Sample Return Spacecraft DENVER, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's OSIRIS-REx program has successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of the
NASA's team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.