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NASA Wants Your Artwork For UA's OSIRIS-REx Space Mission

OSIRIS-REx
(Photo by NASA)
Artists can submit their work via Twitter and Instagram until March 20 using the hastag #WeTheExplorers.

NASA wants you to send your artistic efforts aboard the University of Arizona’s space mission to an asteroid.

The mission is known as OSIRIS-REx. The goal is to send an unmanned craft to an asteroid called Bennu and return a sample of that space rock to Earth. The mission is scheduled to launch in September.

One item aboard the spacecraft will be a collection of sketches, photographs, graphics, poems, songs, short videos or any other creative or artistic expression of what it means to be an explorer.

The entries will be saved on a computer chip to be put aboard. OSIRIS-REx already has a computer chip with more than 400,000 names submitted through a similar campaign.

Artists can submit their work via Twitter and Instagram until March 20 using the hashtag #WeTheExplorers.

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Sara Hammond has an extensive background in journalism as well as corporate communication. A graduate of the University of Arizona’s (UA) School of Journalism, Hammond interned at the Tucson Citizen and, after graduation, spent 10 years reporting for the Portland Press Herald in Maine.