According to a report, NASA’s first ever Asteroid Mission is all set it get unveil soon. NASA’s OSIRIS –Rex spacecraft will lift off today to study an asteroid and return to Earth seven years later with a sample for first- hand analysis.
The spacecraft is scheduled to orbit, map and collect samples from near- Earth asteroid- Bennu. Notably after reaching there in 2018 , the 2,110 kg fully – fuelled spacecraft will spend over a year exploring the asteroid before approaching is surface to grab the samples.
It got launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.