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Final assembly in 2015 of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which launched in 2016. University of Arizona teams had been working on the project for more than a decade when it reached a near-Earth asteroid, Bennu, this week and executed a touch-and-go mission to briefly “tag” the surface, collect soil samples and head back to orbit.

A spacecraft made in collaboration with the UA made contact with an asteroid on Tuesday and collected samples that researchers hope will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system. Read more»

The colonels in charge of Paraguay's new space agency.

Think about the future of space travel for one moment. Chances are Paraguay did not come even remotely to mind. But now this little, landlocked South American country is determined to put itself on the intergalactic map. Read more»

A crane lifts SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft on to a barge after the vehicle orbited Earth twice in December 2010.

A proposed launch pad site in Texas has raised concerns among environmentalists and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service over the potential impact on endangered wildlife. Read more»

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two takes off on its first test flight on March 22, 2010, at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

The Federal Aviation Administration is spending more, is planning to increase staff by 45 percent and is allotting an additional $5 million for its space incentives award program Read more»

"When we left Mexico we were eleven feet tall." Read more»