bennu

Mission to Bennu

The first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth, addressing multiple NASA Solar System Exploration objectives.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Our mission to Bennu is a very long ride. Join us along the way, and stay informed on all mission updates.

Team
Team

The OSIRIS-REx mission has a multi-generational team. Collaborators from institutions around the US and other countries contribute their expertise.

Q & A
Q & A

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!

Latest Updates

  • Bennu’s Journey Premiere

    Bennu’s Journey Premiere

    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.

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  • Bennu’s Journey Teaser

    Bennu’s Journey Teaser

    October 28, 2014

    In November, the OSIRIS-REx project will release a signature Goddard animation - Bennu's Journey. In advance, check out the trailer and download wallpapers and posters. Check in here frequently for new content, and after November 18, links to download the movie.

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  • Asteroid Time Capsule

    Asteroid Time Capsule

    September 5, 2014

    The OSIRIS-REx team invites the public to send messages in a time capsule aboard their spacecraft launching in 2016. The mission will collect short statements and images about Solar System exploration – today and predictions for the next decade – to seal in a time capsule. After the spacecraft travels to Bennu and back, mission managers will open the time capsule in 2023 to check on the predictions.

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