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OSIRIS-REx - Planetary Society Outreach

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


[Citation from The Planetary Society Report]

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

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