Congratulations to 1992 Space Grant Intern, Dante Lauretta and Team: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu!

Illustration of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arriving at asteroid Bennu.

Monday, December 3, 2018

On Dec. 3, 2018, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu after more than two years traveling through space. After reaching its destination, the spacecraft will spend about a year and a half surveying this never-before-visited asteroid and preparing to collect a sample of surface material for return to Earth.

View the live broadcast via Facebook Live, YouTube and the NASA website.

Participants in the arrival coverage event include:
•    Michelle Thaller, moderator, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md
•    Heather Enos, OSIRIS-REx deputy principal investigator, University of Arizona, Tucson
•    Rich Burns, OSIRIS-REx project manager, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md
•    Mark Fisher, OSIRIS-REx spacecraft engineer, Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colo.
•    Coralie Adam, OSIRIS-REx flight navigator, KinetX, Inc. Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics, Simi Valley, Calif.