321Science! | Why go to Bennu?

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OSIRIS-REx presents a new 321Science video about choosing a target asteroid for this sample return mission. This video explores what circumstances and characteristics make the asteroid, Bennu, the perfect target for the OSIRIS-REx mission. As we think about exploring, mining, even deflecting other asteroids, scientists and engineers will use similar processes to choose future targets.

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Music: Feeling Positive by Matthias Harris

Thanks to the 321Science team: Anna Spitz, Symeon Platts, Melissa Dykhuis, James Keane, Zoe Bentley, Tiffany Hawley, Sarah Spitz, Heather Roper, Hannah Tanquary, Rob Zellem, Ross Dubois, and OSIRIS-REx Scientists and Educators. Narrator: Hanna Tanquary.

OSIRIS-REx Presents 321Science posts entertaining videos about asteroid science and mission information. OSIRIS-REx is a NASA New Frontiers mission which will launch to asteroid Bennu in 2016 and return a sample of the asteroid to Earth in 2023.