NASA's OSIRIS-REx Nails Historic Asteroid Sample Landing

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is set for a dramatic asteroid sample return landing 

The spacecraft carries around 8.8 ounces of material from asteroid Bennu 

Landing scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8:55 a.m. MDT 

Mission managers express high confidence in a successful landing 

The spacecraft made its final maneuver on Sept. 17 to ensure precision 

Extra meeting planned for Sunday to confirm capsule release 

Scientists prepared for contingencies to maximize mission success 

Material will be transported to NASA's Johnson Space Center for analysis 

Over 200 researchers to access 25% of the recovered asteroid material 

 Mission marks NASA's first asteroid sample collection, promising groundbreaking insights.