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This is an excerpt from the Arizona Public Media documentary OSIRIS-REx Countdown to Launch. OSIRIS-REx is the University of Arizona led mission to asteroid Bennu, set to return to earth in 2023 with a collected sample. This is a look back at some of the highlights and milestones from this decade long mission. Currently, a second AZPM documentary, from launch through sample retrieval, is in production. To find out more, visit

Producers: Tom Kleespie, Sara Hammond
Videographers: Martín Rubio, Bob Lindberg, Nate Huffman, Steve Riggs
Editors: Nate Huffman, Charlene Bonwich, Steve Riggs