Asteroids – Here We Come!

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to a near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid, study it in detail, and bring back a sample to Earth.  This will help NASA investigate planet formation and the origin of life, as well as aiding our understanding of asteroids that can impact Earth.  (Left to Right):  Jonathan Gal-Edd, Ground Systems Manager; Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator; Dave Everett, Systems Engineer; and Jason Dworkin, Project Scientist.