On this day in 2016 - September 8th - NASA launched OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid study and sample return mission.
The spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018, has carried out detailed reconnaissance of the asteroid, and has been preparing for its first sample collection, which is scheduled for October 2020.
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