We Just Made History. Again.
We set out to collect material from the dawn of the solar system – a “first” in United States history. As we celebrate a triumphant close to a seven-year quest, we begin OSIRIS-APEX, our next mission to asteroid Apophis.
Space is Wildcat Country.
Be part of this epic moment through these public events:
Experience the wonders of the extraordinary asteroid explorer by creating your very own OSIRIS-REx in paper craft form! Let your imagination soar as you decide where your OSIRIS-REx will explore next.
- Download the design kit
- Cut out each shape and assemble
Celebrate History in the Making
Download these fun assets to use in support of this incredible mission:
University of Arizona News Coverage
UArizona-led asteroid sampling mission's new journey: OSIRIS-APEX
Under the leadership of the University of Arizona's Dani Mendoza DellaGiustina, the former OSIRIS-REx spacecraft sets off on a journey to study asteroid Apophis and take advantage of the asteroid's 2029 flyby of Earth.
Sweating the small stuff: UArizona scientists have begun to study samples from asteroid Bennu
At the university's Kuiper-Arizona Laboratory for Astromaterials Analysis, a suite of instruments allows researchers to study the particles collected by the OSIRIS-REx mission the down to the atomic scale.