Application Deadlines: Aug 15th & 29th LINK
There will be three opportunities to photograph the spacecraft. Buses will depart the Kennedy Press Site at 8 and 11:30 a.m., and again at 2:30 p.m., for transportation to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF). Due to space restrictions, only two representatives from each media organization will be allowed to participate, and no more than 15 participants may sign up for each of the three viewing opportunities.
All media must RSVP for this event no later than Monday, Aug. 15 by emailing Jennifer Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying a preferred viewing time.
Media credentials must be picked up between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19
The lighting in the facility is high-pressure sodium (orange).
August 17th @ 2pm - NASA OSIRIS Press Conference
August 19th - Badging
August 20th - Media Day
September 8th - Launch
The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer spacecraft will travel to a near-Earth asteroid, called Bennu (formerly 1999 RQ36), and bring at least a 2.1-ounce sample back to Earth for study. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.