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.
Want to know more about OSIRIS-REx? This is where you can find your answers, and if you don’t see your question - ask it!
- April 17, 2015
NASA's groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path towards launch and is officially authorized to transition into its next phase.
- April 16, 2015
This week marked the completion of an important step on the path to spacecraft assembly, test, and launch operations for the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-REx mission.
- November 17, 2014
Bennu's Journey provides a comprehensive look at the known history of asteroid Bennu and the questions OSIRIS-REx intends to answer. The video is a signature animation by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Conceptual Image Lab. Visit asteroidmission.org/movie for content.