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.
- 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. […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]