OSIRIS-REx Fly me to an Asteroid! name collection program

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
OSIRIS-REx Fly me to an Asteroid! name collection program
E/PO Project Name:
OSIRIS-REx Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Anna Spitz
CPE Product Development Lead, OSIRIS-REx
University of Arizona
Drake 104K
aspitz@lpl.arizona.edu
520-621-2456 520-235-4000
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Short Description:

Fly me to an Asteroid! (working title), run jointly with The Planetary Society, solicits names of individuals for etching onto a chip to fly on the spacecraft. The purpose of this project is to collect names from the public, etch the names onto a chip, place the chip in the sample return capsule for a trip to and from the asteroid, engage the public in the mission and increase interest in asteroids and science. TPS will collect names from entrants, Lockheed Martin will lead efforts to etch the names and handle the physical chip, and the mission will coordinate efforts and publicize the activity.

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