OSIRIS-REx: Name that Asteroid! contest

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
OSIRIS-REx: Name that Asteroid! contest
E/PO Project Name:
OSIRIS-REx E/PO
Contact Information:
1415 N 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
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Short Description:

Name that Asteroid!, run jointly with The Planetary Society, solicits names for the OSIRIS-REx mission target asteroid, (101955) 1999 RQ36. The purpose of the project is to name 1999 RQ36, engage the public in the mission and increase interest in asteroids and science. TPS will collect names from entrants, a committee will select a name and recommend the name to the Minor Planet Center, which makes final determination.

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM