Asteroid Sample Capsule Lands on Earth, Record Ride in Space, Artemis II Mission

OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Landing

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The sample return pill from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx objective is seen soon after touching down in the desert on September 24, 2023, at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and TrainingRange The sample was gathered from the asteroid Bennu in October 2020 by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Keegan Barber

< period class ="glossaryLink" aria-describedby ="tt" data-cmtooltip ="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>NASA</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Its vision is &quot;To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.&quot; Its core values are &quot;safety, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and inclusion.&quot; NASA conducts research, develops technology and launches missions to explore and study Earth, the solar system, and the universe beyond. It also works to advance the state of knowledge in a wide range of scientific fields, including Earth and space science, planetary science, astrophysics, and heliophysics, and it collaborates with private companies and international partners to achieve its goals.</div>" data-gt-translate-attributes="[{"attribute":"data-cmtooltip", "format":"html"}]" > NASA‘s very first asteroid sample return objective is back onEarth …

A record trip in area for a NASA astronaut …

And NASA’sArtemis II objective is making prelaunch development …

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OnSeptember24, the OSIRIS-REx sample return pill– with samples of rock and dust from asteroidBennu– made its historical go back toEarth, marking completion of NASA’s very first asteroid sample return objective.

“And goal of the < period class ="glossaryLink" aria-describedby ="tt" data-cmtooltip ="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>OSIRIS-REx</div><div class=glossaryItemBody>Launched in 2016, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will help astronomers investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of near-Earth asteroids.</div>" data-gt-translate-attributes="[{"attribute":"data-cmtooltip", "format":"html"}]" > OSIRIS-REx sample return pill!”

The next day, the sample return pill was flown to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the sample product inside it will be taken care of, kept, and shown researchers around the globe.

Expedition 69 NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio After Landing

Expedition 69 NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is assisted of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft simply minutes after he Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, landed in a remote location near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday,Sept 27,2023 The trio are going back to Earth after logging 371 days in area as members of Expeditions 68-69 aboard the International SpaceStation For Rubio, his objective is the longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut in history. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Returns to Earth

The week saw another historical return from area– this one on September 27– by NASA astronaut Frank Rubio.

After investing a U.S. record-setting 371 days in area, Rubio landed securely in Kazakhstan, in addition to 2 crewmates.

“Rubio’s record ride comes to an end.”

Rubio’s extended objective supplies scientists the chance to observe the impacts of long-duration spaceflight on people.

All Four RS-25 Engines Installed to Rocket Core Stage

Engineers and professionals from NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Boeing at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have actually set up all 4 RS-25 engines to the core phase for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket that will assist power the very first crewed Artemis objective to theMoon The yellow core phase is seen in a horizontal position in the last assembly location atMichoud The engines are organized at the bottom of the rocket phase in a square pattern, like legs on a table. Credit: NASA/Eric Bordelon

Artemis II Rocket and Crew Making Progress

Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have actually structurally signed up with all 4 RS-25 engines onto the core phase of NASA’s Artemis II Moon rocket.

Meanwhile, the Artemis II astronauts just recently finished the very first in a series of incorporated ground system checks at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The Artemis II flight test around the Moon and back is the company’s very first crewed objective under Artemis.

Annular Solar Eclipse Conceptual Animation

This conceptual animation is an example of what you may anticipate to translucent licensed solar-viewing glasses or a portable solar filter throughout an annular solar eclipse, like the one taking place over the United States on October 14,2023 Annular eclipses are popular for the “ring of fire” result that appears around the edge of theMoon This takes place due to the fact that the Moon is somewhat further from Earth and appears too little to shut out the Sun entirely. Credit: NASA

Previewing the October 14 “Ring of Fire” Annular Eclipse

On October 14, an annular solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon toTexas An annular eclipse is likewise called a “ring of fire” eclipse due to the fact that the Moon does not totally shut out the Sun– however rather leaves an intense ring ofSun Learn more about eclipses at eclipses.

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