NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission nearly bit the mud — then Queen guitarist Brian Could stepped in

On Sept. 24, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will come hurtling again by way of Earth’s environment after a years-long journey to Bennu, a “probably hazardous asteroid” with a 1 in 2700 likelihood of smashing cataclysmically into Earth, the very best odds of any recognized area object. 

The objective of the mission? To see whether or not life on Earth got here from outer area. However for a nail-biting 22 months, scientists questioned whether or not they’d be capable to land the spacecraft on the asteroid in any respect.

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