Franz Laage

2024 / Jan 22 / 08:25 CET

I just learnt about the NASA Osiris-Rex mission to collect dust samples from a near-earth astroid. Wikipedia has a video (4min) of the impressive mission. The satellite-like spacecraft orbited the astroid a few times, then sprayed it with liquid nitrogen to loosen up dust to collect. It sent the dust back to earth and continues to travel to another, smaller astroid.

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