NASA GODDARD - OSIRIS REX - ASTEROID SAMPLE RETURN MISSION - SPACE PATCH - 4” For Sale
NASA GODDARD - OSIRIS REX - ASTEROID SAMPLE RETURN MISSION - SPACE PATCH - 4”:
OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid-study and sample-return mission. The mission's primary goal is to obtain a sample of at least 60 g (2.1 oz) from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid, and return the sample to Earth for a detailed analysis. The material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the Solar System, its initial stages of planet formation, and the source of organic compounds that led to the formation of life on Earth.
Overall management, engineering and navigation for the mission is provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, while the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory provides principal science operations and Lockheed Martin Space Systems built the spacecraft and provides mission operations. The science team includes members from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Italy.
NASA GODDARD - OSIRIS REX - ASTEROID SAMPLE RETURN MISSION - SPACE PATCH - 4”. Condition is "New". Shipped with USPS Retail Ground.