SIE Mission Critical to OSIRIS-REx Success

Concept art of OSIRIS-REx in space with the Earth in the background and a UA logo in the top left corner
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to start its long journey to the asteroid Bennu tomorrow at 4:05 p.m. MST – thanks in part to the hard work of UA systems and industrial engineering faculty, students and alumni.

Key personnel include associate professor Roberto Furfaro; graduate students Kristofer Drozd and Bradley Williams; and alumni Sara Balram Knutson, John Kidd and Daniel Wibben.

Several of them have trekked to Cape Canaveral to lend a hand at launch. Those of us still in Tucson are invited to watch the action at launch parties on campus and around town, and NASA TV is providing live coverage online.

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