Arrival Day: Welcome to Bennu!

Today — Dec. 3, 2018 — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will arrive at asteroid Bennu after more than two years traveling through space. After reaching its destination, the spacecraft will spend about a year and a half surveying this never-before-visited asteroid and preparing to collect a sample of surface material for return to Earth.

On Dec. 3 at 9:45 am MT/11:45 am ET, join members of the mission team for a LIVE NASA broadcast from the control room at Lockheed Martin celebrating the spacecraft’s arrival at Bennu. Brush up on your mission knowledge with pre-show programming beginning at 9:15 am MT/11:15 am ET.

Viewing options for the broadcast include Facebook Live, YouTube and the NASA website.

Participants in the arrival coverage event include:
• Michelle Thaller, moderator, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md
• Heather Enos, OSIRIS-REx deputy principal investigator, University of Arizona, Tucson
• Rich Burns, OSIRIS-REx project manager, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md
• Mark Fisher, OSIRIS-REx spacecraft engineer, Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colo.
• Coralie Adam, OSIRIS-REx flight navigator, KinetX, Inc. Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics, Simi Valley, Calif.

Media can submit questions in advance to On Dec. 3, media and the public may ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA on Twitter or by leaving a comment on the livestream of the event on the OSIRIS-REx Mission Facebook page.

Credit: University of Arizona


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