with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is a digital editor for The Planetary Society. He writes about the world's space exploration missions and the Society's science and technology projects.
• August 15, 2019
The sites each have unique characteristics that would advance the field of asteroid science.
• May 15, 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently sweeping arcs between the asteroid's north and south poles.
• March 19, 2019
The asteroid's rotation rate is also increasing, and scientists continue refining the plan to collect a regolith sample next year.
• January 30, 2019
The team has yet to find a Bennu sample site that matches their pre-arrival expectations, meaning their plans will probably have to change.
• December 10, 2018
OSIRIS-REx team members held a press briefing today at the 2018 American Geophysical Union meeting, and announced that the mission has already found water on asteroid Bennu.
• December 03, 2018
After a 2-billion-kilometer journey that began in September 2016, NASA's OSIRS-REx spacecraft has arrived at Bennu.
• July 05, 2018
With Hayabusa2 at Ryugu and OSIRIS-REx closing on Bennu, it's the summer of sample return. Why do scientists go to so much trouble for a piece of a another world?
• February 09, 2017
NASA is currently accepting proposals for its next New Frontiers-class planetary science mission. What does the agency look for in a winning proposal? The two scientists behind the ORISIS-REx and Psyche missions share some tips.
• September 08, 2016
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is safely en route to asteroid Bennu following an evening liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
• September 07, 2016
OSIRIS-REx is ready to begin its journey to Bennu and back. The asteroid was named by a Planetary Society contest winner, and the spacecraft bears the names of 440,000 well-wishers.
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