NASAThe first mission to return an asteroid sample to Earth returns…
A record space flight for a NASA astronaut…
NASA’s Artemis II mission is making pre-launch progress…
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NASA’s First Land Returning Asteroid Sample Is Important
On September 24, the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule — containing samples of rocks and dust from the asteroid Bennu — made its historic return to Earth, marking the end of NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission.
“And landing from Osiris Rex Sample return capsule!
The next day, the sample return capsule was transported to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the sample materials inside will be cared for, stored and shared with scientists around the world.
Record-setting NASA astronaut returns to Earth
The week saw another historic return from space – this time on September 27 – for NASA astronaut Frank Rubio.
After spending 371 days in space, an American record, Rubio landed safely in Kazakhstan with two of his colleagues.
“Rubio’s record-breaking journey has come to an end.”
Rubio’s extended mission provides researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflight on humans.
Artemis II rocket and crew making progress
Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally attached all four RS-25 engines to the core stage of NASA’s Artemis II Moon rocket.
Meanwhile, Artemis 2 astronauts recently completed the first of a series of integrated ground system tests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
The Artemis 2 flight test around the Moon and back is the agency’s first crewed mission under Artemis’ command.
Preview of the “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse on October 14
On October 14, an annular solar eclipse will pass over the United States from Oregon to Texas. An annular eclipse is also known as a “ring of fire” eclipse because the Moon does not completely block the Sun, but instead leaves a bright ring of the Sun. Learn more about the eclipse at solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipses.
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