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Launch Day for OSIRIS-REx

8 Sep 2016, 15:35 UTC
Launch Day for OSIRIS-REx
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Forecasters from the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron continue to predict an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch of the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 7:05 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Television starts coverage of launch events at 3:30 p.m. with the NASA Edge live broadcast, followed by live views of Space Launch Complex 41accompanied by countdown net audio.
Countdown coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. here on the OSIRIS-REx blog and on NASA Television.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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