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Phoenix explorer, entrepreneur will be on first civilian crew to go into space

A Phoenix educator, entrepreneur, adventurer and science communicator has been selected for the crew of Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission to space. Sian Proctor, who’s a geology, sustainability and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, was one of the two final crew members SpaceX announced Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX Dragon will launch in the fall.... Read more»

Space shuttle Discovery makes final flight

After nearly three decades of space travel, NASA's oldest shuttle, Discovery, flew into retirement on Tuesday, joining other museum relics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.... Read more»

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Obama's NASA plan could benefit Southern Arizona

The Obama administration’s new direction for NASA's human spaceflight program should be a modest benefit to Tucson’s aerospace community in the short term, but could be a major boost should its admittedly vague long-term goals pan out.... Read more»1