NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe's Rocket Rolls Out to Launchpad (Photos)

September 7, 2016 4:53 PM

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NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe's Rocket Rolls Out to Launchpad (Photos)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling spacecraft is now on the launchpad, ready for its planned Thursday (Sept. 8) liftoff.

OSIRIS-REx and its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket rolled out to the pad this morning (Sept. 7) here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The duo moved at a leisurely pace from the nearby Vertical Integration Facility, where OSIRIS-REx was stacked atop the rocket on Aug. 29.

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