Planets and Moons  ID: 20257

OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Capsule Animations

In late 2023, OSIRIS-REx will return its sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth. The sample return capsule will detach from the spacecraft, perform an entry, descent and landing sequence, and touch down at the UTTR facility in Utah. Samples of Bennu will be taken to Johnson Space Center in Houston for curation, and will be studied by scientists around the world for decades to come.

 

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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Animator
Lisa Poje (USRA): Animator
Dante Lauretta (University of Arizona): Lead Scientist
Edward Beshore (University of Arizona): Scientist
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu