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NASA TO UNVEIL FIRST SAMPLE RETURNED BY OSIRIS-REX, Oct 11, 2023, JSC, 11:00 am ET

NASA will reveal the first sample returned by the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission on October 11, 2023 at the OSIRIS-REx Sample Curation Laboratory at Johnson Space Center at 11:00 am ET.

The O-REx sample return canister will land at the Utah Test and Training Range on September 24, 2023 after a 2.5 year journey from the asteroid Bennu.

Participants in the October 11 press conference at 11:00 am ET are:

  • NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
  • Francis McCubbin, OSIRIS-REx deputy curation lead, NASA Johnson
  • Daniel Glavin, OSIRIS-REx sample analysis lead, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt
  • Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator, University of Arizona, Tucson

A media telecon will follow at 2:30 pm ET that will air on NASA Live and include members of the OSIRIS-REx science team.

 

Details

Date:
October 11, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm