OSIRIS-REx Set of 5 Coins
Leading the charge in asteroid study
OSIRIS-REx is the current NASA mission that is studying the asteroid Bennu. Each of the five coins represents a key element of the mission:
- Launch coin: features the Atlas V rocket, struck in solid copper
- Gravity Assist coin: features OSIRIS-REx and the Earth during its gravity assist maneuver
- Surveying coin: features Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx, struck in solid brass
- Sample Collection coin: features OSIRIS-REx and the TAGSAM taking a sample from Bennu, struck in solid brass
- Landing coin: features Sample Return Capsule and parachute during descent to Earth, struck in solid steel
Coins designed by Dylan Craig
Learn more about the OSIRIS-REx mission at asteroidmission.org
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At time of writing this, it's only been a few weeks since Bennu's surface was successfully TAGSAM sampled. So you have a few years before the sample is returned to Earth for study, potentially shedding new light on the formation of our solar system and our very existence. Get this coins now so you can celebrate with a tangible piece of galactic history. As with everything at SPM, they're beautifully crafted and well-presented.
This is a worthwhile purchase for anyone interested in space exploration and science.