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Annual STI Spotlight: #NASAMissionGo

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The #NASAMissionGo campaign highlights a current NASA mission each month in 2021 using the STI Program’s social media channels. Find us on Facebook launch , Twitter launch , and YouTube launch !

Spotlight on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

In September, the STI Program is highlighting research relating to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission!

Artist rendering of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx ready for touchdown on asteroid Bennu. launch OSIRIS-REx traveled to near-Earth asteroid Bennu and is bringing a small sample back to Earth for study. The mission launched Sept. 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The spacecraft reached Bennu in 2018 and will return a sample to Earth in 2023. Discover more about it in the NASA STI Repository! launch

Learn more about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission, including the latest news and discoveries, on NASA.gov launch .

Explore Prior Mission Spotlights

August: Mars Curiosity Rover launch Part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes.

July: Juno Mission launch NASA’s Juno Mission will improve our understanding of the solar system’s beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.

June: New Horizons Mission launch Thanks to the New Horizions Mission, scientists were able to confirm the size of Pluto and its moon Charon, and uncover the complex geology of both.

May: InSight Mars Lander launch NASA’s InSight Mars Lander landed in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars on November 26, 2018 and is the first mission to explore Mars' deep interior. The instruments on the lander provide data on the Martian air temp, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, & even seismic data.

April: Hubble Space Telescope launch With over 30 years of operation, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made over 1.4 million observations and has transformed our view and understanding of the universe.

March: Parker Solar Probe launch
By orbiting closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the Parker Solar Probe is revolutionizing our understanding of the Sun.

February: Perseverance Mars Rover launch
The most recent rover to land on Mars, it is searching for signs of ancient life & help us understand past habitability of Mars.

January: Commercial Crew Program launch
The Commerical Crew Program develops and operates spacecraft and launch systems to carry crews to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station.