The Coming Descent to Asteroid Bennu

Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

By The Planetary Society

The Coming Descent to Asteroid Bennu

Wednesday, 22 January

After a year of circling close to near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS REx spacecraft is almost ready to dip down and collect a surface sample for return to labs on our home planet. Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta prepares us for this exciting event and shares the great science already accomplished. Editorial Director Jason Davis stops by with a report on the successful test by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon escape system. Are we finally about to see astronauts using it to reach the International Space Station? Learn more and enter the weekly What’s Up space trivia contest at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/0122-2020-dante-lauretta-osiris-rex.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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