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Xtronaut – A New Approach to Education and Public Outreach

20 Sep 2015, 17:10 UTC
Xtronaut – A New Approach to Education and Public Outreach
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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. Next month, we begin the “test” phase of the Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations portion of our development. Also in October, I will be visiting the United Launch Alliance facility in Decatur, Alabama to meet the team working on our rocket and get up close and personal with the vehicle that will send OSIRIS-REx on his journey to Bennu.
We are now less than one year to the launch of OSIRIS-REx
This month also marked another major milestone for me personally, the debut of several initiatives that have been in development for over a year. These initiatives are through my company, Xtronaut Enterprises. Xtronaut Enterprises is a private company that I founded with my partner, Mike Lyon, to provide enhanced Education and Public Outreach activities for OSIRIS-REx and planetary exploration. Historically, NASA missions set aside a portion of their budgets for education and public outreach, ...

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