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OSIRIS-REx: Countdown to Launch

An AZPM original documentary providing an in-depth look at the science and scientists behind the asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx. Watch Sep. 22, 2017 on PBS 6.
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What is OSIRIS-REx?

The first US mission to fly to, study, and retrieve a pristine sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for further study.

The University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is the lead organization in conceiving, designing and managing the operation of the mission. UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

When did it launch?

OSIRIS-REx successfully launched at 4:05 p.m. Arizona time on September 8, 2016. Watch video of the launch below:

What is OSIRIS-REx: Countdown to Launch?

OSIRIS-REx: Countdown to Launch reveals the personal and scientific challenges overcome by the scientists responsible for the Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

It premiered in the Fall of 2016 on PBS 6.

OSIRIS-REx Latest News

Earth's Gravity to Slingshot Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Target Friday

Earth's Gravity to Slingshot Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Target Friday

Maneuver uses Earth's gravity rather than fuel to put OSIRIS-REx on course.
UA Space Programs to Launch 'Asteroid Day' 2017 Stream

UA Space Programs to Launch 'Asteroid Day' 2017 Stream

OSIRIS-REx, Catalina Sky Survey lead off programming.
UA to Get Early Sample of Asteroid for Study

UA to Get Early Sample of Asteroid for Study

The material should give a glimpse into the history of Bennu, and of the universe.
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft 'Aces' Its First Deep-Space Maneuver

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft 'Aces' Its First Deep-Space Maneuver

Engines fired to set up gravity assist for the UA-led mission's spacecraft.

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