back to article NASA fires first shot in plan to bring a chunk of asteroid down to Earth

NASA's asteroid-exploration mission OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has taken the left turn at Albuquerque on its way to a near-Earth space rock called Bennu. The agency says the burn of 354 kg of fuel (780 pounds) boosted the craft's velocity and put it on a trajectory for an Earth fly-by which will give OSIRIS-REx impart even more …

  1. Winkypop Silver badge
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    This aint Pismo Beach!

    Nice Bugs Bunny reference there.

  2. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Last time they tried this was 65 million years ago. Don't they ever learn?

    1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
      Mushroom

      missing icon? -->

      ;-)

      More seriously: fascinating stuff! Great work by the rocket boffins!

  3. 0laf Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    That a fair bit of burnin for a wee probe.

    1. Tom Paine Silver badge

      Quick! No-one tell Trump that NASA have a wee probe up there!!

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    I wonder what could go wrong with that and if they do actually get it to ground without breaking anything what will they have?

  5. thomas k

    In the movies, this never ends well

    Just sayin'.

    1. Ogi

      Re: In the movies, this never ends well

      > In the movies, this never ends well

      Unless you got Bruce Willis, then it's all good...

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: In the movies, this never ends well

        Well.. it didn't end well for Bruce and few others. So, something less than "all".....

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