Planets and Moons  ID: 14406

To Bennu and Back: Journey’s End

OSIRIS-REx is NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission. It launched in September 2016 on a journey to explore a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu. In October 2020, the spacecraft ventured to the asteroid’s surface and collected about 250 grams of material for delivery to Earth. Now, two years and four months after leaving Bennu, OSIRIS-REx is closing in on the place where its journey began. The mission’s thrilling finale will take place on September 24, 2023, as a capsule containing the Bennu samples touches down in Utah’s West Desert. Follow the journey to Bennu and back on

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Dan Gallagher (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Producer
Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
Jonathan North (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
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Kim Dongjae (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
Angeles Miron (Skillbridge Intern (U.S. Navy)): Animator
Josh Masters (Freelance): Animator
Kel Elkins (USRA): Visualizer
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Lead Scientist
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> Landing Site
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Terrestrial Ecosystems >> Deserts
GCMD >> Location >> Texas
GCMD >> Location >> Utah
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Missions
SVS >> Sample Return
SVS >> Design
SVS >> Capsule
SVS >> Produced Video
SVS >> Apophis
SVS >> Parachute
SVS >> Journey

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version