Mission to Bennu
The first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, addressing multiple NASA Solar System Exploration objectives.
Our mission to Bennu is a very long ride. Join us along the way, and stay informed on all mission updates.
The OSIRIS-REx mission has a multi-generational team. Collaborators from institutions around the US and other countries contribute their expertise.
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!
Interested in becoming an OSIRIS-REx ambassador? From the press? Or you just have a general question? Feel free to contact us.
- June 30, 2014
When Arizona planetary scientists were planning an asteroid sample-return mission, they looked to Canada for a special instrument and expertise for studying the geology of their target asteroid, 101955 Bennu.
NASA selected OSIRIS-REx as a mission of its New Frontiers Program in May 2011, and in doing so, Canada became a partner in an international mission to return an extraterrestrial sample to Earth.