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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone, Enters Next

NASA’s science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has almost achieved its mission, said NASA in a latest statement. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path and is set to enter the next phase, said NASA. Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D) of the spacecraft occurs as ...

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Watch video on Orion spacecraft’s return to Earth, splashdown in Pacific Ocean

A video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through the Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a first look of the intense conditions astronauts will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars. The video was recorded through windows in Orion’s crew module following its unmanned Dec 5 flight test, the US space agency said in a statement. ...

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