Planets and Moons  ID: 20324

OSIRIS-REx "What If?" Scenarios: Animations

Space exploration is notoriously difficult. Getting to the surface of an asteroid and backing away in one piece requires planning for lots of stuff that could go wrong. This resource page provides animations of various "What if?" scenarios that OSIRIS-REx could encounter on its way to the surface of asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx is NASA's first asteroid-sample return mission. Its goal is to study Bennu and return a sample to Earth in 2023.

All animations available in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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Animation Credits

Bailee DesRocher (USRA): Lead Animator
Jacquelyn DeMink (USRA): Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Art Director
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Michael Moreau (NASA/GSFC): Support
David A. Lorenz (SGT): Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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