OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Earth Return Animations

  • Released Wednesday, August 17, 2016
  • Updated Friday, October 14, 2022 at 6:20PM
  • ID: 20257

On September 24, 2023, OSIRIS-REx will return its sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth. The sample return capsule will detach from the spacecraft, perform an entry, descent and landing sequence, and touch down at the UTTR facility in Utah. The Bennu samples will be taken to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for curation, and will be studied by scientists around the world for decades to come.

OSIRIS-REx returns to Earth with its sample of asteroid Bennu. After releasing the sample return capsule on September 24, 2023, the spacecraft will go into orbit around the Sun.

Watch this video on the NASA.gov Video YouTube channel.

SRC arrives back at Earth

SRC seperates from OSIRIS-REx

Transport Sample


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab


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