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Osiris Rex has landed

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    The Osiris Rex has landed after a few years in space and another couple
    years circling the asteroid!

    Went down to suface successfully this week and collected some matter. I guess only for
    a couple seconds.

    Congrats to all. Now we have to wait 3 years to really look at the stuff.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/video/nasa-shares-video-of-moment-osiris-rex-lands-on-asteroid-94362181825

    I think the Haybausa Japanese mission will be back to earth soon with their collection.
    Their little collector bounced on the asteroid they were studying.. cool concept.
     
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    That is cool. Hope I live long enough to see its return
     
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    The awesomeness of science!
     
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    This is such a cool mission, pure science. 200 million miles away, kinda hard to grasp the distances of space.
     
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    And after that long-dormant cosmic bacterial strain Osiris brings back sickens the nations of Earth - I hope we all live long enough to storm NASA HQ with torches & pitchforks! :mad:
     
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  6. uriah1

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    Ah..the adromeda strain...good book
     
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    Ah yes...so, I would suggest when Osiris finally lands it would do so somewhere in Gila Bend, Arizona...and let the fun begin!
     
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    Makes me wonder why a moon landing seems so hard. I get it that humans support is involved but.....
     
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    I read that story on BBC. Cool stuff!
     
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    Thanks for posting. So grateful for the professionals & scientists who make these projects possible. They "had me" at the "Eagle has landed." at 4:19pm, 7/20/69.
     
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    Trying to see if there's anything worth the expenditure it would take to mine an object.
    How much sci-fi is based on an off planet mining colony.
    The science to accomplish this is awesome though
     
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    I’m still enough of a kid at heart that I want to be an astronaut when I grow up
     
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