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NASA MEDIA TELECON WITH UPDATE ON ASTEROID SAMPLE RETURN MISSION, Sept 24, 2020, virtual, 3:00 pm ET

NASA will provide an update on its OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission on September 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET.  The event will be streamed on NASA Live.

OSIRIS-REx [Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer] is orbiting the asteroid Bennu and will attempt to collect a sample from its surface on October 20.

Participants in the telecon are:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
  • Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division
  • Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Mike Moreau, OSIRIS-REx deputy project manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Sandra Freund, OSIRIS-REx mission operations manager at Lockheed Martin Space

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm