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International Space Station

Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

‘Gravity’ has the weight of an epic space opera

Technically dazzling and emotionally gripping, “Gravity” is a space-age science fiction thriller grounded in something pretty close to reality.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA still doesn’t know exactly how water gushed into the helmet and suit of a spacewalking astronaut.

July 16, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
Campers query orbiting astronaut

Campers query orbiting astronaut

A short time ago, in an auditorium close, close by, 30 teens boldly went where no University of Arizona astronomy camper had gone before: the International Space Station.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Campers query orbiting astronaut

Campers query orbiting astronaut

Don McCarthy, a University of astronomer, talks with Astronomy Camp members after they asked questions of astronaut Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Campers query orbiting astronaut

Campers query orbiting astronaut

Abigail Fry's question is relayed via ham radio to the International Space Station and astronaut Chris Cassidy as part of an Astronomy Camp session. The 10-minute chat took place Saturday at the Seward Observatory on the University of Arizona campus.

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SpaceX supply mission delayed after temporary glitch in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial craft carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into thruster trouble shortly after liftoff Friday. Flight controllers managed to gain control, but were forced to delay its arrival at the orbiting lab.

March 01, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Headline of the day

True Headline: Iran sends monkey into space. Top 8 variations:

January 28, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Cargo ship on course for space station, but satellite hits a snag

WASHINGTON - A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn't deliver on job No. 2: putting a commercial satellite into the correct orbit.

October 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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