It is a mission that might prove impossible. In the fall of 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu and bring it back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx team has just three chances to extend its spacecraft's specialized arm, touch down for five seconds, and collect material from the surface of Bennu. Can they pull it off? NOVA takes you inside the mission as the team plans its approach.
Outer space -- Exploration.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Randall, Terri, television director, screenwriter, television producer.
Sechler, Craig, narrator.
Wallace, Melanie (Producer), television producer.