A woman wearing a pink sweatshirt and safety goggles reaches down to touch a large capsule resting on the surface of a desert landscape and surrounded by small flags.


Sunday, September 24, live coverage begins at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET)


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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.

Watch live coverage of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return on September 24 beginning at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET). | Watch on YouTube

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