After a picture perfect launch last week, OSIRIS-REx is on the way to study the Asteroid Bennu and return to Earth in 2023 with a sample for analysis. Heather Enos, who has been with OSIRIS-REx since 2008, is now the mission's new Deputy Principal Investigator. Heather has worked on other space missions in different capacities including business, science and engineering. Her focus with this mission will be on operations and says that now that the launch has taken place the teams involved will be very busy testing to make sure all systems are operating as designed. Heather attended the launch of OSIRIS-REx and gives a first person account of what she saw and the excitement she felt.
IN THIS EPISODE
Heather Enos, Deputy Principal Investigator - OSIRIS-REx
Tim Swindle, Ph. D., Director and Head of the UofA's Lunar and Planetary Lab