'Exactly Perfect!' NASA Hails Asteroid Sample-Return Mission's Launch

September 9, 2016 11:12 AM

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'Exactly Perfect!' NASA Hails Asteroid Sample-Return Mission's Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on its way toward an intriguing asteroid named Bennu, and Dante Lauretta couldn't be happier.

Lauretta, the mission's principal investigator, said he was on pins and needles leading up to Thursday evening's (Sept. 8) launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here. But everything went off without a hitch, as OSIRIS-REx sailed smoothly into the heavens atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V ...

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