The Osiris-Rex Mission
Randall Productions is documenting the Osiris-Rex Mission for PBS/NOVA.
The Osiris-Rex spacecraft was launched in 2016 headed for Bennu, an asteroid less than a mile wide. Bennu may be small, but the contents of this primordial rock could revolutionize our understanding of how the terrestrial planets formed; and the organics it contains could even shed light on the origins of life.
In 2020 the spacecraft will travel about 100 feet above Bennu’s surface, extend its robotic
arm, and grab a piece of this primordial object. After years of preparation the Osiris Rex team has just 3 chances to do it, 5 seconds each.
Randall Productions will be there to document this historic mission.