Dante Lauretta is a Professor at the University of Arizona. Professor Lauretta serves as the Principal Investigator for the OSIRIS-REx mission, managing the science program, mission cost, and development schedule. He holds a Ph.D in Earth and Planetary Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Arizona. He is an avid game enthusiast and is the Designer of Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration.