NASA has launched a spacecraft to the asteroid Bennu

The launch from Cape Canaveral on the night of September 9,

NASA sent the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu. This is the official Twitter page of the organization.

Shortly after the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle, the controllers of the world got the “welcome news” from orbit: the solar panels of the spacecraft were deployed, and it was great,” according to the organization’s website.

“The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is healthy and happy,” said, program Manager for OSIRIS-REx for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, rich Koons.

“Tonight is the night to celebrate: we are on the way to the asteroid,” — said the chief researcher, NASA Ellen Stofan. “We are going to answer some of the most fundamental questions is working on NASA”, — he added.

<p>Illustration&nbsp;spacecraft OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu</p>

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Photo: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/AP

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Illustration of the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu

According to Reuters, the spacecraft must collect samples from the asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes to learn more about the origin of life.

The cost of the mission is $1 billion, it will last seven years. Expected two years it will take OSIRIS-REx to get to the destination.

According to scientists, the Bennu is covered with organic compounds. Scientists believe that asteroids and comets crashed into the Earth in the early stages of development, bringing back water and organic compounds. Analysis of the atomic-level samples from Bennu could help them prove this theory.

NASA has launched a spacecraft to the asteroid Bennu

The launch from Cape Canaveral on the night of September 9,

NASA sent the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu. This is the official Twitter page of the organization.

Shortly after the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle, the controllers of the world got the “welcome news” from orbit: the solar panels of the spacecraft were deployed, and it was great,” according to the organization’s website.

“The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is healthy and happy,” said, program Manager for OSIRIS-REx for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, rich Koons.

“Tonight is the night to celebrate: we are on the way to the asteroid,” — said the chief researcher, NASA Ellen Stofan. “We are going to answer some of the most fundamental questions is working on NASA”, — he added.

<p>Illustration&nbsp;spacecraft OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu</p>

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Photo: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/AP

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Illustration of the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu

According to Reuters, the spacecraft must collect samples from the asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes to learn more about the origin of life.

The cost of the mission is $1 billion, it will last seven years. Expected two years it will take OSIRIS-REx to get to the destination.

According to scientists, the Bennu is covered with organic compounds. Scientists believe that asteroids and comets crashed into the Earth in the early stages of development, bringing back water and organic compounds. Analysis of the atomic-level samples from Bennu could help them prove this theory.