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NASA Wants To Download Your Art For An Asteroid Mission

NASA's #WeTheExplorers campaign put out a call for art submissions from the public.
Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 21, 2016

NASA wants your artwork to travel to an asteroid.

Specifically, the asteroid Bennu.

The mission is called OSIRIS-REx.

And it's mostly not about your artwork. It will be the first U.S. mission to collect an asteroid sample and return it to Earth.

Because, as an investigator on the mission puts it, "Space exploration is an inherently creative activity." NASA wants your videos, drawings, songs, etc., to keep the spacecraft company on its mission.

You can send art that expresses the mission's "spirit of exploration" to OSIRIS-REx via Twitter or Instagram. Your artwork could then be downloaded onto a chip in the spacecraft. 

That artwork could be part of a mission that uncovers more about the solar system's origins.

OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to head to Bennu in September.

This video includes clips from NASA and OSIRIS-REx.