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Re: OSIRIS-REx - Planetary Society Outreach

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 18:43:34 +0000
Archived: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:15:20 -0400
Subject: Re: OSIRIS-REx - Planetary Society Outreach

>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:43:12 +0000
>Subject: OSIRIS-REx - Planetary Society Outreach Mission

>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

>Read more:


Dear List:

After I posted this announcement, I wondered how Richard
Hoagland would react to this very obvious reference to an
ancient Egyptian god and NASA's contortion to form the acronym
for this new mission.

Does anybody have contact with Hoagland and can ask him?


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