Planets and Moons  ID: 14384

OSIRIS-REx Sample Recovery: Field Rehearsal Two

OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to collect a sample from an asteroid. It will deliver a cupful of rocky material from near-Earth asteroid Bennu to Utah’s West Desert on September 24, 2023. Team members from the mission gathered at the Department of Defense Utah Test and Training Range on July 17-19 to rehearse the sample return event. They practiced bagging and moving an engineering model of the sample return capsule from a staged landing area to a clean tent where the sample will undergo initial processing in September. The event was the second of three increasingly realistic rehearsals prior to sample recovery.

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Dan Gallagher (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Lead Producer
James Tralie (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Producer
Michael Starobin (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Producer
James Tralie (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Lead Videographer
Dan Gallagher (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Videographer
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Public Affairs Officer
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Principal Investigator
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC): Project Scientist
Michael Moreau (NASA/GSFC): Deputy Project Manager
John D. Philyaw (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Lead Technical Support
Rob Andreoli (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Technical Support
Paul R. Straub (ADNET): Technical Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Micheala Sosby (NASA/GSFC): Support
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SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> Photography
GCMD >> Location >> Utah
GCMD >> Location
SVS >> Testing
SVS >> Cleanroom
SVS >> B-Roll
SVS >> Field Test
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Sample Return
SVS >> Capsule
SVS >> Military
SVS >> Footage
SVS >> Army
SVS >> Rehearsal

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version