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The OSIRIS-REx Graphic Artists – Where Art and Science Intersect

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Guest Bloggers: Heather Roper and Ryan Dougherty

We are Heather Roper and Ryan Dougherty, and we recently graduated from the University of Arizona. We served as graphic artists for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. We worked directly with the scientists, engineers, and mission management to learn about the mission and then worked to convey the knowledge we gained to the public in a visually compelling manner. A large part of our work revolved around social media strategy and developing projects to disseminate the science and ideas behind the mission to the general public via various social media platforms. As student employees, we were given the opportunity and privilege to work with a team doing new and exciting things in an effort to understand more about Earth and the origins of life in the Universe. Needless to say, it’s been an exciting opportunity for the both of us to garner…

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