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SFI Video: To Bennu and back again – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx begins 7-year journey

OSIRIS-REx above asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx illustration. Image Credit: James Vaughan / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully carried out the fourth flight of the “411” configuration of their Atlas V booster on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The oddly-arranged rocket lifted off at the very opening of a nearly two-hour long launch window at 7:05 p.m. EDT (23:05 GMT) with NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission.

The video feature below was shot almost entirely by SpaceFlight Insider’s Visual Team (excluding the imagery from on orbit which was provided by NASA / ULA).

Video courtesy of SpaceFlight Insider with elements provided by NASA



Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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