What's Next for OSIRIS-REx? A Grad Student Explains Wednesday, September 14, 2016 A screenshot of Kris Drozd being interviewed at the OSIRIS-REx launch party The OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission saw a flawless launch on Sept. 8. So what's next? A KVOA reporter asked doctoral student Kristofer Drozd just that on launch day. Find out what he, and the rest of the OSIRIS-REx operations engineering team, will do to guide and support the spacecraft over the next seven years.