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Rehearsing for sample collection

Rehearsing for sample collection

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Rehearsing for sample collection
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft snapped this image of its sample collection arm, TAGSAM (Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism), hovering over asteroid Bennu during a touchdown rehearsal on 14 April 2020. The spacecraft was just 70 meters over the surface at the time.

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

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