Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Published: May 5, 2021
Historical Date: May 5, 2021

At approximately 4:16 p.m. EDT on May 10, 2021, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will fire its main thrusters for seven minutes and start its long journey home with more than 60 grams (2.1 ounces) of asteroid material in its Sample Return Capsule.

NASA invites the public and the media to watch NASA's first asteroid sample return mission leave Bennu and begin its cruise home on NASA TV and May 10 at 4 p.m. EDT.

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