Planets and Moons  ID: 12707

OSIRIS-REx Launch Anniversary

On September 8, 2016, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft began its journey to near-Earth asteroid Bennu. As the sun began to set over Cape Canaveral, OSIRIS-REx made a picture-perfect liftoff from pad 41 aboard an Atlas V rocket, cheered on by crowds of mission personnel and space enthusiasts. This video revisits the launch with interviews and highlights from Kennedy Space Center, as OSIRIS-REx continues its seven-year journey to Bennu and back.

Learn more about OSIRIS-REx from NASA and the University of Arizona.

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Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Principal Investigator
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC): Project Scientist
Daniella DellaGiustina (The University of Arizona/LPL): Scientist
Christina Richey (NASA): Scientist
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Katrina Jackson (USRA): Producer
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Editor
Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Animator
Lisa Poje (USRA): Animator
Kel Elkins (USRA): Data Visualizer
Amber Jean Watson (Abacus Technology Corporation): Project Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center