Planets and Moons  ID: 13429

OSIRIS-REx Sample Site Selection Trailer

On September 8, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Florida, OSIRIS-REx began its journey – the most ambitious sample collection mission since the Apollo Program. After two years, the spacecraft arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu. As OSIRIS-REx drew near, Bennu grew in detail from a few tiny pixels to a surprisingly rugged world, littered with giant boulders. The spacecraft has used its instrumentation to map the asteroid from all sides. The science team has been analyzing the data to select the best sample site. Now, with just months to go before sample collection, the team has narrowed its target down to four potential sites: Osprey, Kingfisher, Nightingale, and Sandpiper. Tune in to nasa.gov/live on Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST to see the sample site selection announcement.
 

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James Tralie (ADNET):
Lead Producer
Lead Editor
Animator
Narrator

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET):
Technical Support

Michael Lentz (USRA):
Animator

Lisa Poje (USRA):
Animator

Bailee DesRocher (USRA):
Animator

Walt Feimer (KBRwyle):
Animator

Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA):
Animator

Josh Masters (Freelance):
Animator

Kel Elkins (USRA):
Data Visualizer

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Sample Return