OSIRIS-REx: Purdue scientist will be one of the first to examine asteroid material

OSIRIS-REx: Purdue scientist will be one of the first to examine asteroid material

OSIRIS-REx: Purdue scientist will be one of the first to examine asteroid material WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After more than a decade of work, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-study project is scheduled to return to Earth on Sept. 24 landing in the Utah desert with pieces of the asteroid Bennu. Once it lands, the spacecraft’s sample return capsule will be sent off to a clean lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and while there, Michelle Thompson, an associate professor of …