For the first time, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at an asteroid — with plans to get samples

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    After two years of traveling millions of miles through the solar system, a small spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral is reaching its destination: An asteroid that could unlock the truth about the origin of life.

    The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, rendezvoused with the asteroid. named Bennu, shortly after noon Monday, marking a major milestone in the seven-year, round-trip journey to bring back small samples from the asteroid to Earth.