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Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

Spacecraft to Pluto is ready for its wake-up call

NASA's first mission to Pluto will begin sending images to Earth early next year.

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Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Lunatics to lose sleep over lunar eclipse

Unless you're enough of an lunar fanatic to wake up at 3 a.m., a total eclipse of the moon will occur while you are sleeping tomorrow morning.

October 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lunar eclipse Wednesday could be "blood moon"

Lunar eclipse Wednesday could be "blood moon"

If you rise any time before dawn, go outside for a look.

October 06, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

Managua explosion not linked to asteroid, NASA suggests

The Nicaragua explosion claim was intriguing to asteroid watchers.

September 09, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…
Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson. 

August 12, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Early aviation history

Early aviation history

"Boy, they really flew by wire," Astronaut John Glenn quipped as he checks over the control wires of the full scale model of the Wright Brothers first powered aircraft, Dec. 17, 1963, Kitty Hawk, N.C. The model was presented at ceremonies in observance of the 69th Anniversary of powered flig…

April 16, 2014 9:34 am

Canyon del Oro High School student selected for space camp

A Tucson teen was selected to attend a space camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

February 28, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

OSIRIS-REx begins its countdown to launch

The NASA asteroid-sample return mission being led by the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab is less than three years away.

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Tucson Tech: 'Hackerspace' christens new downtown home

Tucson Tech: 'Hackerspace' christens new downtown home

The treasurer of the nonprofit Xerocraft Hackerspace, Jeremy Briddle, was excited about the group’s planned move into the old Steinfeld Warehouse downtown from its cramped space in South Tucson.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Don't flip out about the sun

Don't flip out about the sun

The sun's activity is well below historical levels and could be headed even lower. 

August 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Scientist feels tie to distant spacecraft

NASA scientist Larry Lasher feels a bit left out when people talk about Voyager 1 being on the verge of leaving the solar system.

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In memory of brave explorers

In memory of brave explorers

The Space Shuttle Challenger is seen as it lifts off the pad on its aborted mission in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Jan. 28, 1986. Seen at the bottom section of the solid rocket booster, just to the right of the right wing of Challenger, a black plume of smoke can be seen. Investigators be…

February 01, 2013 8:36 pmLoading…
The ghosts of Halloween past

The ghosts of Halloween past

Pictured here is the Halloween festival in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 20, 1962. Nearly everyone turns out to watch the parade, and thousands are on hand to watch the show that launches it at the Palma Stadium. Another 7,000 or more school children take part in a youngsters' parade and there is br…

October 27, 2012 3:17 pmLoading…
Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin Jr. appeared in a cheerful mood as they left the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building to enter the transfer van that takes them to Pad 39 where they will enter their spacecraft looking forward to a moon landing, July 16, …

August 25, 2012 2:08 pmLoading…
Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Astronaut Neil Armstrong in space suit in 1969. (AP Photo)

August 25, 2012 2:09 pmLoading…
100 days of science: Former UA scientist helped shape Saturn-exploration mission

100 days of science: Former UA scientist helped shape Saturn-exploration mission

The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft revealed a series of geysers, or jets, near the south polar region of Enceladus, a Saturn moon.

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UA-led HiRise cam captures image of latest Mars landing

UA-led HiRise cam captures image of latest Mars landing

HiRise has done it again - this time, capturing a photo of the NASA rover Curiosity payload descending toward the surface of Mars beneath its parachute.

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

Ham, also known as Ham the Chimp, was the first higher primate launched into outer space on January 31, 1961. Ham is shown on the deck of the rescue ship after his capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on January 31. Ham's journey started when he was secured in a Project Mercury capsul…

July 28, 2012 3:43 pmLoading…

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