OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Earth Return Animations

  • Released Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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On September 24, 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. The Bennu samples will be taken to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for curation, and will be studied by scientists around the world for decades to come.


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This page was originally published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:48 PM EDT.


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