As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings marked with † or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.
Michael Wright (born 1960) is OSIRIS-REx project lead for assembly, test, and launch operations. He is also an exploration systems engineer, developing concepts for human exploration of Mars. He served as an integration and test manager for over a dozen missions including FREESTAR on the final flight of space shuttle Columbia