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South Pole moon landing sets up new exploration goals

Lunar scientists and engineers are facing the challenge of getting water from the surface.

OSIRIS-REx brings home largest carbon rich sample

NASA revealed its preliminary findings Wednesday morning.

Psyche asteroid mission ready to launch

The latest flight to a space rock will explore an asteroid with an exposed metallic core.

The Buzz: OSIRIS-REx delivers its payload

The decades-running space mission dropped a sample from the asteroid Bennu Sunday, kicking off the next phase of the project.

OSIRIS-REx successfully returns sample capsule to Earth

The landing ended a seven year mission to the asteroid Bennu and back.

Osiris REx asteroid sample set for fast, fiery return to Earth

The mission's final stage will mark the end of a seven-year journey to Bennu and back.

Why asteroids are the hottest objects for exploration in the solar system

Osiris REx is among a group of spacecraft aimed at discovering new information about space rocks.

Latest race to the moon sparks interest for Arizona lunar scientists

They say the next exploration missions will focus on detecting and collecting natural resources.

OSIRIS-REx zeroes in on September return to Earth

The space explorer will drop off a capsule containing material collected from Bennu.

ASU scientist prepares to run first-ever planetary mission to a metal world

16 Psyche robotic spacecraft is scheduled to launch later this year.

UA students prepare to put their own cubesat into space

The cereal box-sized "CatSat" will transmit data to UA's Biosphere 2.

UA scientists still learning from Apollo 17 rocks 50 years ago

University of Arizona lunar scientists are still discovering details from the last manned moon mission's rocks.

OSIRIS APEX

OSIRIS APEX is a new name for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, to accompany its new mission to explore the near-Earth asteroid Apophis.

Out of this world: space tourism expected to launch in 2024

World View, based in Tucson, is now in their preliminary design stage.

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