bennu

Mission to Bennu

The first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, addressing multiple NASA Solar System Exploration objectives.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Our mission to Bennu is a very long ride. Join us along the way, and stay informed on all mission updates.

Team
Team

The OSIRIS-REx mission has a multi-generational team. Collaborators from institutions around the US and other countries contribute their expertise.

Q & A
Q & A

Are you interested in rocket science, space itself or even how we plan for life in the future on Earth? Here is where you can find your answers, and if you don’t see your question - ask it!

Contact
Contact

Interested in becoming an OSIRIS-REx ambassador? From the press? Or you just have a general question? Feel free to contact us.

Latest Updates

  • PI BLOG:  ENGINEERING AN IMPACT ON THE NEW FRONTIER

    PI BLOG: ENGINEERING AN IMPACT ON THE NEW FRONTIER

    April 4, 2016

    It was a chilly December morning; I was 10 years old and sitting on the cold, hard floor of my elementary school library … too enthralled and focused on a 20-inch television screen to realize how uncomfortable I was.  […]

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  • PI BLOG:  OSIRIS-REX PASSES EMI/EMC TESTING

    PI BLOG: OSIRIS-REX PASSES EMI/EMC TESTING

    February 24, 2016

    The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed the Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) system level test. This test has three objectives. The first objective is to test for Radiated Emissions, which are the release of electromagnetic energy from the spacecraft […]

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  • NASA Invites Public to Send Artwork to an Asteroid

    NASA Invites Public to Send Artwork to an Asteroid

    February 19, 2016

    NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to send their artistic endeavors on a journey aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. This will be the first U.S. mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study. OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to launch in September and travel […]

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