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NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission celebrated locally

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  • By 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Clark Planetarium and the Hill Aerospace Museum are teaming up to host an unforgettable celebration of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, honoring the spirit of space exploration and scientific achievement.

Samples from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu are scheduled to touchdown in Utah's west desert on Sunday, Sept. 24.

In commemoration of this achievement, NASA, Northrop Grumman and the Hill Aerospace Museum will provide free activities and information Sept. 21-23.

Clark Planetarium will also host a free watch party of the sample return in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Sept. 24. Activities are as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 21
• 11 a.m.-noon. | Dr. Lori Glaze, Director, NASA Planetary Science Division, speaks to the public in the Northrop Grumman IMAX® Theatre
• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Activities/VR Experience with NASA
• 6-8 p.m. | Dr. Lori Glaze speaks to the public at the Hill Aerospace Museum

Friday, Sept. 22
• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | US Postal Service OSIRIS-REx stamp unveiling in the Northrop Grumman IMAX® Theatre
• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Activities/VR Experience with NASA & Hill Aerospace Museum

Saturday, Sept. 23
• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Activities/VR Experience with NASA & Northrop Grumman

Sunday, Sept. 24
• 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Touchdown of the asteroid Bennu sample streaming in the Hansen Dome Theatre. Hill Air Force Base’s very own 2d Audiovisual Squadron is making the live broadcast possible.

Join this exciting celebration of space exploration. All activities are free and open to the public.

For more information, click OSIRIS-REx Returns! - Clark Planetarium.