University of Arizona

OSIRIS-REx Grabs a Sample

Graphic of the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft at Asteroid Bennu

This artist's concept shows the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft contacting the asteroid Bennu with the  Touch-And-Go Sample Arm Mechanism or TAGSAM. The mission aims to return a sample of Bennu's surface coating to Earth for study as well as return detailed information about the asteroid and it's trajectory (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center).