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Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx!

2016-09-09 - The Canadian Space Agency is on its way to an asteroid for the first time as part of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, which launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on September 8, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

It will take two years for OSIRIS-REx to reach Bennu. The sample will return to Earth in 2023. (Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

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Photo taken on September 8, 2016

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