When:Sunday, September 24, live coverage begins at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET)
Where:Online (see event details)
Target Audience:General Public
Samples collected from the surface of an asteroid will parachute down to Earth on Sunday, Sept. 24, landing about 70 miles west of Salt Lake City. The samples were collected by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which gathered the material during a daring descent on asteroid Bennu in 2018.
Follow along with NASA's live coverage below on September 24 beginning at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET). Coverage is also available on NASA Television and the agency’s website, as well as YouTube, X, Facebook, and NASA’s App.
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- Math Problem
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In this educational talk, NASA experts will discuss how we track and study comets and asteroids. Plus, we'll answer your questions!
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