NASA hosts the discussion of science in two upcoming meetings outside the world


NASA hosts the discussion of science in two upcoming meetings outside the world

Press release
From: NASA Service
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2018

NASA will host a lively science debate at 2 pm EST on Wednesday, November 7, to discuss the upcoming meetings of two of the planet's missions – the arrival of Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) on the Bennu asteroid on December 3, flyer of New Horizons of Kuiper Belt 2014 MU69 on 1 January 2019.

The themes will include the critical indications that these objects hold in shaping the solar system, complementary mission science goals, and much more.

The event will be released on Facebook Live, NASA Television, Ustream, YouTube and the organization's website.

Participants include:

  • Hal Weaver, New Horizons Scientific Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Melissa Morris, Associate Scientist OSIRIS-REx Program, NASA Central Office

SMEs can ask questions before and during the event by sending e-mail to JoAnna Wendel at [email protected]. The audience can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA or leave a comment on the live stream of the event on the NASA Solar System page.

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will start a complicated dance with Bennu, mapping and studying it in preparation for sample collection in July 2020. OSIRIS-REx will deliver the sample to Earth in September 2023.

The new horizons will fly away from their target, with the alias of Ultima Thule, about four billion miles from Earth – the most distant space brand in history. This meeting complements the discoveries that still come from the exploration of the Pluto system in July 2015. However, this time, the spacecraft will come three times closer to Ultima than to Pluto.

For information on NASA New Horizons, visit: Horizons

For more information about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, please visit:

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