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Weather 80% ‘GO’ For Launch Of NASA Asteroid Sampling Spacecraft
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – Weather is 80% ‘GO’ for the launch of NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to an asteroid that will bring a sample of the space rock back to Earth.
The 4,650-pound (2,110-kilogram) fully-fueled spacecraft will launch aboard an Atlas V 411 configuration rocket and arrive at its asteroid target in 2018.
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