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OSIRIS-REx Sample Return: Animations

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. The mission’s thrilling finale will take place on September 24, 2023, as OSIRIS-REx releases a capsule containing the Bennu samples for touchdown in the Utah desert.

This page contains the movies and frames for twenty of the shots that comprise “To Bennu and Back: Journey’s End,” a produced video for the OSIRIS-REx mission. Watch the produced video on YouTube.


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Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
Jonathan North (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
Kim Dongjae (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Animator
Jenny McElligott (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Animator
Angeles Miron (Skillbridge Intern (U.S. Navy)): Animator
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Lead Scientist
Dan Gallagher (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Lead Support
Michael Lentz (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Art Director
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Lead Public Affairs
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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