NASA announced its OSIRIS-REx team which recovered samples from the ancient asteroid Bennu has won the prestigious Collier trophy.

The 7-year mission was led by the University of Arizona.

The whole team will be honored at a special dinner on June 13 in Washington D.C.

The National Aeronautic Association awards the Collier trophy annually for the “greatest achievement in aerospace and astronautics in America,” according to NASA.

Among past recipients:

Chuck Yeager, the first person to break the sound barrier Crews of Apollo 8, 11 and 15 missions NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter


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