[meteorite-list] meteorite-related (Wednesday OSIRIS-REx on PBS NewsHour and more!)
From: Mark Bowling <minador_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 01:45:58 +0000 (UTC)
Exciting!? We were just talking about this at work today because of the Mars landing, we were wondering how close the arrival was...? Thanks Dolores, hope I can make it to the festivities :)
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:42:13 PM MST, Dolores Hill via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
Greetings meteorite friends!
This is a meteorite-related post... I thought you might be interested in asteroid Bennu as the OSIRIS-REx mission prepares to explore and collect a sample of regolith for return to Earth. The mission is passing some important milestones soon:
????*??Nov. 28 The OSIRIS-REx mission and team will be featured on this Wednesday?s PBS NewsHour. Check your local listing. We hope you enjoy it!
????*??Dec. 1-2? ASTEROID AHOY! NASA?s OSIRIS-REX ARRIVES AT BENNU????? For those who might be in the Tucson, Arizona area this weekend, stop by Flandrau Science Center on the University of Arizona campus for "Asteroid Ahoy!" weekend! Meet-and-greet OCAMS lead Dr. Bashar Rizk at 2pm on Saturday, Mission Principal Investigator Dr. Dante Lauretta at 2pm on Sunday, and fellow OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors who will guide visitors in mission-related hands-on-activities. See here for details: https://flandrau.org/news/2018/12/asteroid-ahoy-nasa%E2%80%99s-osiris-rex-arrives-bennu-%E2%80%93-flandrau-event
????*??Dec. 3? The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft officially arrives at Bennu! Watch live-streaming from Lockheed Martin Space mission control provided by NASA TV.
????*??Dec. 10-14? Watch for exciting news from OSIRIS-REx at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Washington, D.C. There will be a special press conference announcing scientific discoveries at Bennu on Dec. 10.
Dolores Hill --
Dolores H. Hill
Sr. Research Specialist
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg. #92
The University of Arizona
1629 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission Communication & Public Engagement Team
Lead OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors program
Co-lead OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! citizen science program
Co-coordinator Target NEOs! observing program of the Astronomical League
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers - Meteorite Section
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Received on Tue 27 Nov 2018 08:45:58 PM PST