Key dates: Osiris Rex launch September 3, 2016,
Bennu arrival 2018,
Bennu departure 2021,
Sample return 2023,
End of mission 2025.
A digital copy of The Traveling Mind, by Jina Wallwork, has gone into space. This is part of the Osiris Rex mission to Bennu. NASA decided to take a collection of artwork into space as part of the mission and Jina’s art is included.
NASA announces the art project http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-public-to-send-artwork-to-an-asteroid
Press on the art project
Dispatch Tribunal http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/want-to-send-your-artwork-to-an-asteroid-contact-nasa/15921/
Global News http://globalnews.ca/news/2534577/nasa-invites-you-to-send-your-art-to-an-asteroid/
Irish Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/nasa-is-going-to-open-an-art-gallery-in-space-383611.html
Tech Times http://www.techtimes.com/articles/135286/20160220/tweet-art-nasa-osiris-rex-asteroid.htm
Inside Art http://insideart.eu/2016/02/26/la-nasa-porta-le-opere-darte-nello-spazio-grazie-alla-navicella-osiris-rex/
Submissions were accepted through Twitter or Instagram. Jina’s entry is below.
My art, 'The Traveling Mind'. Take it into space@OSIRISREx and my thoughts will travel with it #WeTheExplorers pic.twitter.com/SaHawcn8LE— Jina Wallwork (@JinaWallwork) 26 February 2016