Mount Graham telescope spots OSIRIS-REx spacecraft days before it swings to asteroid
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is approaching Earth for its Sept. 22 Earth Gravity Assist.
OSIRIS-REx rocket rolls out Wednesday for simulated launch
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission is scheduled to launch in two weeks, and the first two stages of the rocket will be rolled out to the launch pad Wednesday for a simulated launch.
Chasing Bennu: Inside NASA’s daring mission to capture asteroid pebbles
OSIRIS-REx arrives in Florida for September launch
OSIRIS-REx, led by the UA to fly NASA's first asteroid sample return mission, arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for its September launch.
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in thermal vacuum testing
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is in thermal vacuum testing, designed to simulate the harsh environment of space and see how the spacecraft and its instruments operate under flightlike conditions.
Student-built experiment integrated onto NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
A student-built experiment aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission — led by the UA — has been integrated onto the spacecraft.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Begins Environmental Testing
The spacecraft for NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will now undergo environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities near Denver.
OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission kickstarts outreach budget with card game
Dante Lauretta, principal investigator for NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, plans to crowdfund a public outreach budget by selling game allowing players to build their own missions.
We will find organic materials on Asteroid Bennu, says OSIRIS-REx principal investigator
The mission's principal investigator, the UA's Dante Lauretta, is convinced that OSIRIS-REx will succeed in finding organic materials on Bennu.