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LAUNCH DATE:September 8, 2016

Atlas V OSIRIS-REx

An Atlas V rocket successfully delivers NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to orbit. The OSIRIS-REx mission will help scientists investigate the origins of our solar system, how water and organic material traveled to Earth, and increase understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth. In addition, the sample returned to Earth will further our understanding of water, organics and precious metals on asteroids, which could fuel future exploration missions.