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May 01, 2013Nine-Year-Old Names Asteroid Target of NASA Mission in Competition Run By The Planetary Society
Asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 now has the much friendlier name
Sep 04, 2012Student Asteroid Naming Contest Announced
Students around the world have the opportunity to suggest names for an asteroid that will be visited by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft later this decade.
May 25, 2011Planetary Society Has Role with OSIRIS-REx Mission
NASA has selected the OSIRIS-REx mission as the next New Frontiers mission, and the Planetary Society is excited to announce that it will be involved with many public outreach activities connected with the mission.
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