OSIRIS-REx Launch Anniversary

  • Released Friday, September 8th, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:47PM
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On September 8, 2016, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft began its journey to near-Earth asteroid Bennu. As the sun began to set over Cape Canaveral, OSIRIS-REx made a picture-perfect liftoff from pad 41 aboard an Atlas V rocket, cheered on by crowds of mission personnel and space enthusiasts. This video revisits the launch with interviews and highlights from Kennedy Space Center, as OSIRIS-REx continues its seven-year journey to Bennu and back.

Learn more about OSIRIS-REx from NASA and the University of Arizona.

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