NASA’s daring asteroid mission unfurls its sampling arm for the first time 

If you want to “touch-and-go” an asteroid, you need a hand

This image, taken Wednesday, shows the OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism sampling head extended from the spacecraft at the end of the robotic arm.

The spacecraft will “arrive” at Bennu officially in about two weeks.

Source: NASA’s daring asteroid mission unfurls its sampling arm for the first time | Ars Technica

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