NASA Launches Spacecraft To Collect Asteroid Dust

NASA launches spacecraft to collect asteroid dust

MIAMI, (Pakistan Point News - APP -9th Sept,2016) - The first US spacecraft designed to collect dust from an asteroid and return the sample to Earth blasted off Thursday on a seven-year mission to unveil the origins of the solar system, NASA said. The unmanned spaceship, called OSIRIS-REx, launched at 7:05 pm (2305 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, where some 8,000 onlookers gathered to watch the rocket take flight.