NASA OSIRIS-REx pre-launch briefing Representatives from NASA, University of Arizona, United Launch Alliance and Lockheed Martin discuss the upcoming OSIRIS-REx launch.
NASA OSIRIS-REx pre-launch briefing Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson answering questions from the press.
Atlas V emerges from the Vertical Integration Facility
MIssion Logos on Atlas V Fairing
One Solid Rocket Booster The Atlas V 411 rocket uses just a single Solid Rocket Booster to increase thrust off the launchpad.
Bill Nye at NASA Bill Nye dropped into the KSC news center to discuss Europan fish people (among other topics).
Long Exposure OSIRIS-REx launch This three minute exposure shows the launch of the Atlas V 411 rocket carrying OSIRIS-REx to orbit.
Birds in Flight A vulture glides past the roof of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building as OSIRIS-REx launches.
Asymmetric Thrust The single solid booster on the Atlas V requires the RD-180 main engine to gimbal in compensation.
Atlas V Liftoff The sunset launch of OSIRIS-REx as captured on a remote camera.
Atlas V Engine Closeup The dual-nozzle RD-180 main engine and single AJ-60A solid rocket booster launch OSIRIS-REx to space.
Atlas V Film Photo The launch of OSIRIS-REx captured on Kodak Ektar 100 film.
Atlas V Clears the Tower
Heading Downrange Atlas V appears to fly downwards as it follows the curvature of the Earth on its journey to orbit.
VAB Sunset Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building at sunset following the OSIRIS-REx launch.