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Osiris Rex: Countdown To Launch

The half-hour documentary OSIRIS-REX: COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH follows a multi-generational team of scientists and engineers as they struggle to design, construct, and deliver on time the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and its components to NASA in anticipation of its September 2016 launch from Cape Canaveral. OSIRIS-REx is expected to travel more than 400 million miles to rendezvous with an asteroid named Bennu, whose diameter is less than half a mile. It will then use its suite of instruments to find the perfect...
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  • program length: 30 minutes

Thursday, July 11 at 1:30 am on 12.1

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  • Wednesday, July 10 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
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