Asteroids are the leftover building blocks of the solar system, remnants from the dawn of planet formation that may have delivered organics and water to early Earth, and which could hold clues to the origins of life. Now, a NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx has arrived at near-Earth . It will map and study the tiny world in great detail, eventually returning a piece of to Earth in 2023.

The discoveries of OSIRIS-REx will shed light on our solar system’s ancient history, and help pave the way for future exploration of other small bodies. In this short documentary, members of the OSIRIS-REx team capture the excitement of at Bennu and look forward to the discoveries ahead.

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Full Credits
Producer:
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

Videographers:
Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
John Caldwell (AIMM)

Animators:
Walt Feimer (KBRwyle)
Michael Lentz (USRA)
Kel Elkins (USRA)

Editor:
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

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