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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.