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OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission to Bennu: Reaching New Horizons

  • 10 Aug 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sheraton Tucson, 5151 E. Grant on the northeast corner of Grant & Rosemont

Registration

  • Please make sure to have your dinner sponsorship approved by our Dinner Sponsor Chair prior to making your donation. Thank you!
  • Member of SME Tucson that reserves by the deadline.
  • Not a member to SME Tucson Section
  • Must be a current UA mining student and member of UA SME.

Program: Is this the future in mining? Join Dolores H. Hill, Target Asteroids! Co-lead and OSIRIS-REx Ambassadors Lead, for a close look at OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth.

Sponsor: Geotemps, Inc.


Program Description:

OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. This University of Arizona led mission targets Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid that records the earliest history of our Solar System. Bennu may contain the molecular precursors to the origin of life and the Earth’s oceans. Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids and it has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century. OSIRIS-REx will determine Bennu’s physical and chemical properties, which will be critical for future scientists to know when developing an impact mitigation mission. Finally, asteroids like Bennu contain natural resources such as water, organics, and precious metals. Future space exploration and economic development will rely on asteroids for these materials. The spacecraft launches in September 2016 and returns its pristine, protected payload in 2023.

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Registration Deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED to 1PM on Monday, August 8th:

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Location:
Sheraton Tucson at 5151 E. Grant -- northeast corner of Grant & Rosemont. Use Conference Center Entrance on west side of the hotel.

Costs:
$31 SME Tucson members who reserve by deadline.

$39 non-members who reserve by deadline.

Add $3 to above ($34/$42) for late RSVPs if space allows.
Free for current UA mining students who are UA SME members.

Payable at the door by cash, credit card, or check payable to SME Tucson.

Cost does not include bar drinks. Cash bar is available.

Cancellations and No Shows:
Please call or email by the registration deadline to cancel.  If you do not cancel your reservation by the deadline, SME is still required to pay for your dinner and you will in turn be billed. Thank you.

SME Tucson Section
PO Box 30456
Tucson, Arizona 85751
(520) 314-5066
smetucson@gmail.com
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