Tag Archives: Arizona Daily Wildcat

A Look Back at the Bennuval!

Guest Blogger: Thea Jane Van Gorp Thea Jane Van Gorp is a reporter for the Arizona Daily Wildcat. She wrote an article previewing the Bennuval! event, which was held in Tucson, AZ on September 12, 2015. She provided this review of the evening from her unique perspective. Bennuval! An evening of Space, Art, and Music […]

Xtronaut – A New Approach to Education and Public Outreach

September 2015 marked an important milestone for the OSIRIS-REx mission. We are now less than one year to launch and only eight months away from shipping the spacecraft down to Kennedy Space Center for integration with the Atlas V launch vehicle. As I recently reported, the spacecraft is in great shape and is almost complete. […]

My Journey to the Asteroid Frontier – Part 1

Many people ask me how I came to be the Principal Investigator for the OSIRIS-REx mission. My journey into the asteroid frontier started in 1988, when I enrolled at the University of Arizona, majoring in Theoretical Mathematics. I considered myself an explorer of inner space and spent a lot of time reading about the limits […]