NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Landed, Now Secure in Clean Room
on September 24, 2023 at 9:00 pm
After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer) team, a capsule of rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu finally is on Earth. It landed at 8:52 a.m. MDT (10:52 a.m. EDT) on Sunday, in a targeted area of the Department of Defense’s Uta
NASA Scientists to Discuss Oct. 14 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse
on September 22, 2023 at 7:03 pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to discuss the upcoming annular solar eclipse. The annular eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon to Texas on Saturday, Oct. 14, with a partial solar eclipse visible throughout the contiguous U.S.
Public Invited to NASA’s Goddard Visitor Center to Celebrate Historic Asteroid Sample Delivery
on September 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm
The public is invited to a watch party at NASA’s Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt, Maryland to celebrate the first U.S. mission, OSIRIS-REx, to collect a sample from an asteroid and deliver it to Earth on Sept. 24, 2023.
NASA to Reveal Asteroid Sample Grabbed in Space, Delivered to Earth
on September 14, 2023 at 8:06 pm
The first asteroid sample collected in space and brought to Earth by the United States will be unveiled at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and media accreditation is now open.
NASA Completes Last OSIRIS-REx Test Before Asteroid Sample Delivery
on August 30, 2023 at 9:00 pm
A team led by NASA in Utah’s West Desert is in the final stages of preparing for the arrival of the first U.S. asteroid sample – slated to land on Earth in September.
La NASA invita a los medios al lanzamiento de Psyche
on August 15, 2023 at 6:45 pm
Ya está abierto el proceso de acreditación de los medios de comunicación para el próximo lanzamiento de la nave espacial Psyche de la NASA en su misión a un asteroide único y rico en metales que orbita alrededor del Sol, entre Marte y Júpiter.
NASA Invites Media to Psyche Launch, Mission will Study an Asteroid
on August 15, 2023 at 6:23 pm
Media accreditation is now open for the upcoming launch of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, for a mission to a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
NASA to Host Media for Asteroid Capsule Drop Test Briefing in Utah
on August 10, 2023 at 6:37 pm
Media are invited to Utah’s western desert on Wednesday, Aug. 30, to learn about NASA preparations and readiness to receive America’s first asteroid sample collected in space.
Join NASA to Celebrate Webb Space Telescope’s First Year of Science
on July 7, 2023 at 5:31 pm
NASA is commemorating the first year of science and discoveries from the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most powerful, and most complex space telescope ever built. To celebrate the anniversary, multiple events will take place online and live across the U.S.
NASA Hosts OSIRIS-REx Sample Lab Media Day in Houston
on June 30, 2023 at 6:40 pm
Ahead of the first asteroid sample collected by the U.S. arriving on Earth in September, media are invited on Monday, July 24, to see NASA’s newly-built OSIRIS-REx Sample Curation Laboratory where the agency will study the sample at its Johnson Space Center in Houston.