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OSIRIS-REx Mission Presentation

Apr 16, 2019 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted

Do not miss this exclusive presentation on OSIRIS-REx, the NASA mission that is studying a near-Earth asteroid named “Bennu.” NASA Launch Services Program Mission Manager Rex Engelhardt, United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket representative Marcus Christiansen and Dr. Humberto Campins from the University of Central Florida (UCF) will present in Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted on April 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM. As part of the presentations, Dr. Campins will touch on the five key science objectives for this mission:

  • 1. The return and analysis of a sample of the asteroid Bennu’s surface
  • 2. Mapping the asteroid
  • 3. Documenting the sample site
  • 4. Measuring the orbit deviation
  • 5. Comparing observations of the asteroid to ground-based observations

Be sure to come to Journey to Mars on April 16 to hear about this current mission and the future of OSIRIS-REx! This presentation is included with daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex is currently researching a near-Earth asteroid.

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