How to watch NASA bring back asteroid specimens to Earth (Image Credit: Mashable)
The pebbles and dust stored inside are invaluable. Asteroids, like Bennu, are pristine relics from our solar system’s formation some 4.5 billion years ago. They’ll help scientists better grasp how our planet formed and how life arose. What’s more, the sample will provide insight into asteroids that could one day potentially imperil Earth — though there’s no known asteroid danger on the horizon.
The capsule will land in the Department of Defense’s remote Utah Test and Training Range, and NASA will livestream the conclusion of this historic mission.
Credit: NASA / Goddard / University of Arizona
How to watch NASA’s asteroid return livestream
When: NASA will start its live coverage at 10 a.m. EST on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. The agency expects the capsule to parachute down to the desert at around 10:55 a.m. EST.
How: You can watch online at:
– the agency’s website via https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
– You can also watch right here on the YouTube video below:
The spacecraft will drop the capsule from 63,000 miles above Earth. It will eventually slow, touching down gently while traveling at 11 mph. Enjoy the show.