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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

 

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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, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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