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Adriana Mitchell

UA undergraduate Adriana Mitchell will travel to Japan this summer to work on Hayabusa2, an asteroid sample return mission that is a sister project to the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission.

Optical Sciences Student Heads to Japan for Space Mission Work

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Optical Sciences Student Heads to Japan for Space Mission Work

June 7, 2018
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Goldwater Scholarship winner Adriana Mitchell of the UA will assist on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 project, an asteroid sample return mission that is similar to the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission by NASA.

Adriana Mitchell, an undergraduate in the University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences and Honors College who has been working with assistant professor Vishnu Reddy at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, is this year's sole UA recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education. And soon she will be on her way to Japan for a unique opportunity.

My professional aspiration is to manage NASA research missions to worlds with astrobiological implications."