From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:43:12 +0000 Archived: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 06:48:03 -0400 Subject: OSIRIS-REx - Planetary Society Outreach Dear List: The asteroid sampling mission by NASA; the public is invited to participate: ----- [Citation from The Planetary Society Report] OSIRIS-REx NASA Selects Next New Frontiers Mission Planetary Society To Be Involved In Public Outreach "The Planetary Society will help get people all over the world involved in a mission to bring back a piece of an asteroid. It's another step in learning how our Earth and all of us came to be. It's exciting business!" -Bill Nye Executive Director of Planetary Society NASA has selected the OSIRIS-REx mission as the next New Frontiers mission. OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation- Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer) will be the first U.S. asteroid sample return. It is led by Principal Investigator Michael Drake at the University of Arizona. We are excited to say that the Planetary Society will involve the public in the mission. As stated in the OSIRIS-REx Concept Study Report, Planetary Society "publishes OSIRIS-REx scientist- and engineer-authored articles; creates radio stories and holds interviews with OSIRS-REx personnel; collects names to be imprinted on a microchip and flown to RQ36 and back; runs the contest to name RQ36; holds a Planetfest at the time of asteroid sampling; and features images of RQ36 on the Planetary Society web site, and runs a 'choose your favorite OSIRIS-REx image' contest." More details on these activities will be coming out later. Read more: tpsmbl.nul ----- Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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