Hayden Planetarium OSIRIS-REx Presentation Showcases Visualization Software
- Laurel Kornfeld for Spaceflight Insider September 13th, 2016
- Source: http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/solar-system/amnh-osiris-rex-presentation-showcases-visualization-software/
The American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) Hayden Planetarium held a special presentation on Monday, Sept. 12, featuring visualizations of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission using its new open source software.
Harold Connolly, the AMNH research assistant and an OSIRIS-REx mission sample scientist who will take part in studying the sample returns in 2023, discussed his role in the mission. Additionally, the Museum’s director of astro-visualization, Carter Emmart, presented a simulation of the spacecraft’s planned orbit of asteroid Bennu for a year before collecting the samples that will be sent back to Earth for analysis.