-REx is the third in NASA’s New Frontiers Program. Its goal is to explore near-Earth asteroid , a remnant from the dawn of the solar system, and to return a sample of to Earth in 2023. OSIRIS-REx launched in September 2016 and arrives at on December 3, 2018. This video illustrates each of the ’s carefully-designed orbit maneuvers and mapping campaigns on its journey to Bennu and back.

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Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Walt Feimer (KBRwyle): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Kel Elkins (USRA): Data Visualizer
Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Animator
Josh Masters (USRA): Animator
Lisa Poje (USRA): Animator
Bailee DesRocher (USRA): Animator
Dante Lauretta (University of Arizona): Scientist
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist

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