OSIRIS-REx

  • Released Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
  • Updated Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at 12:00AM

Overview

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to collect a sample from an asteroid, will return to Earth on Sept. 24, 2023, with material from asteroid Bennu. When it arrives, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will release the sample capsule for a safe landing in the Utah desert. Generations of scientists will study the material from Bennu in laboratories on Earth to better understand how the solar system evolved and where the chemical ingredients for life may have originated.



Keep up with sample-landing news and updates on the OSIRIS-REx blog.
Watch OSIRIS-REx videos on this YouTube channel.
Learn more about OSIRIS-REx from NASA.

Recent and Curated Content

Produced Videos

Animations

OSIRIS-REx artist concept animations

Data Visualizations

OSIRIS-REx data-driven animations

Mission Footage

Broadcasts, Press Briefings, and Interviews

Older OSIRIS-REx Content

Older videos and animations for the OSIRIS-REx mission.