The psilliest NASA story in 2024 - who on earth can believe this pellucid nonsense?
At last! NASA finally frees lid of asteroid Bennu sample capsule after battling stuck fasteners
https://www.space.com/nasa-removes-stuc ... id-samples
Jan 12 204
On Wednesday (Jan. 10), NASA technicians finally removed the stuck fasteners from the sample return capsule of its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — which completed the first asteroid sample return mission in U.S. history when it landed in Utah in September 2023. Tucked in its capsule were rocks and dust collected from the asteroid Bennu. Initially, the team at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas was able to access 70.3 grams (2.48 ounces) of material .....However, the bulk of the asteroid sample material remained trapped inside the capsule when two of the 35 fasteners on TAGSAM could not be removed with existing tools approved for use inside the OSIRIS-REx glovebox, which ensures the asteroid samples are not contaminated during processing. Thankfully, researchers were able to develop new tools that could tackle the stubborn fasteners, according to a statement from NASA. ....
and it continues showing how cutting-edge [sic] tools prized open the precious cargo from "Bennu" and how the experts spent months analysing the first 70g of material.
The "special can-opener" in action... you can come out now, Bennu.
Just imagine if all those moon landings had been thwarted by stuck bolts and fasters, all those asstronots would have been stranded and perished. What luck.