Watch as NASA holds a news conference at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to provide a preview of its OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu and back. The mission is scheduled to launch on 8 September 2016, reach the asteroid in 2018, capture a sample of the celestial body in 2020 and bring the specimen back to Earth in a special landing capsule in 2023.
The briefing participants are:
Gordon Johnston, OSIRIS-REx Program Executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington
Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator with the University of Arizona, Tucson
Jeff Grossman, OSIRIS-REx Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters
Christina Richey, OSIRIS-REx Deputy Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters
Rich Kuhns, OSIRIS-REx Program Manager with Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver
Mike Donnelly, OSIRIS-REx Project Manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland