NASAs OSIRIS REx spacecraft creates new record
16, Jun 2019
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- NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered its second orbital phase around asteroid Bennu, called Orbital B.
- It broke its own world record for the closest orbit of a planetary body.
- The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was sent to study the asteroid Bennu and return a sample from its surface to Earth.
- The spacecraft is on a seven-year journey