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OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is NASA's first asteroid sample return mission. It seeks answers to the questions that are central to the human experience: Where did we come from? What is our destiny?
Asteroids, the leftover debris from the solar system formation process, can answer these questions and teach us about the history of the sun and planets.
A NASA mission led by Primary Investigator, Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in collaboration with Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockheed Martin.
This is a born-digital collection with online access through the University of Arizona Libraries Campus Repository. This collection is ongoing.
Included in the collection are mission notes and summaries from the OSIRIS-REx Mission.
LPL was founded in 1960 by planetary astronomer Gerard P. Kuiper, after whom the Kuiper Belt of icy objects in the outer Solar System and the Kuiper Prize (the top honor of the world’s largest organization of planetary scientists) are named. Most of the original work was based on observations using telescopes, but as the exploration of the planets expanded in scope, so did LPL. In 1973, PTYS was formed, to educate succeeding generations of planetary scientists.