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NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid With New Name

May 6, 2013

North Carolina Third-Grader Submitted The Name 'Bennu' An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina. NASA's Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will visit the asteroid now called Bennu, named after an important ancient Egyptian avian deity.

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