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OSIRIS-REx first touchdown rehearsal

OSIRIS-REx first touchdown rehearsal

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OSIRIS-REx first touchdown rehearsal
These images were captured by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on 14 April 2020 during the mission's first touchdown rehearsal above asteroid Bennu. The rehearsal brought the spacecraft within 65 meters of the surface. When OSIRIS-REx actually touches down in August, it will fire a small puff of gas into the surface and collect soil and small rocks inside the canister at the end of its arm.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Explore related images: BMSIL, photo taken from space, Hayabusa2, asteroid 101955 Bennu

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