Planets and Moons  ID: 20257

OSIRIS-REx Mission Design: Earth Return Animations

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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.

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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Animator
Lisa Poje (USRA): Animator
Josh Masters (USRA): Animator
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Lead Scientist
Edward Beshore (The University of Arizona): Scientist
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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