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STA EVENT ON OSIRIS-REX WITH NASA’S JEFF GROSSMAN, Oct 16, 2020, virtual, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

The Space Transportation Association (STA) will hold a virtual meeting on October 16, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET to get a briefing from NASA’s Jeff Grossman, Program Scientist for the OSIRIS-REx mission.

OSIRIS-REx is NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission. On October 20, the robotic spacecraft will make its first attempt to grab a sample from the surface of Asteroid Bennu. (Japan’s space agency, JAXA, returned a few grams of samples of Asteroid Itokawa in 2010 and a second mission Hayabusa2, is now on its way back to Earth with samples from Asteroid Ryugu. It will land in Australia in December 2020.)

To obtain the sign-on information to participate in the STA virtual briefing, contact STA President Rich Coleman or Vice President Ali Hale at rich@spacetransportation.us or 703-855-3917.


October 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm