The Osiris-Rex robotic spacecraft is set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In July 2020, it is to slowly descend to the asteroid Bennu and then move like a pogo stick on its surface, grabbing a sample.
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For the next two years, NASA's latest robotic spacecraft will be chasing down an asteroid near Earth in the hopes of scooping up some of the most primordial bits of the solar system.
From The New York Times
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