Planets and Moons  ID: 13012

OSIRIS-REx Approach Media Telecon

NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 24, to provide an update on upcoming activities related to the agency’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth.

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft, which launched on Sept. 8, 2016, started asteroid science operations last week, began imaging asteroid Bennu for the first time, and is now preparing to conduct the necessary approach maneuvers to rendezvous with Bennu on Dec. 3.

The mission represents a valuable opportunity to learn more about the origins of our solar system, the sources of water and organic molecules on Earth, and the hazards and resources in near-Earth space.

The briefing participants are:

Lori Glaze, acting director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters
Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson
Michael Moreau, OSIRIS-REx flight dynamics system manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Sandy Freund, OSIRIS-REx mission support area manager at Lockheed Martin Space

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Public Affairs Officer:
Nancy Neal-Jones (NASA/GSFC)

Nancy Neal-Jones (NASA/GSFC)
Lori S. Glaze (NASA/HQ Planetary Science)
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona)
Michael Moreau (NASA/GSFC)
Sandra Freund (Lockheed Martin)

Katrina Jackson (USRA)
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

Graphic Designers:
Heather Roper (The University of Arizona)
Jenny Mottar (Digital Management, Inc.)
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC)
Michael Lentz (USRA)

Data Visualizer:
Kel Elkins (USRA)

Adam Mattivi (Lockheed Martin)

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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