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UA Space Systems Engineer and Moon Express Team Eye $30 Million Google Lunar X Prize

In the second of a brace of articles about the research of UA space systems engineer Roberto Furfaro, we look at his work with Moon Express, a privately funded lunar transportation company that plans a pinpoint landing on the moon in 2014, giving it a good chance of winning the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize.
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Nine Outstanding UA Engineering Faculty Recognized

Dean says awards recognize strong achievement by outstanding faculty and improve morale.
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Mission: Possible or Impossible? UA Space Systems Engineer Has the Answer

Scientists have endless ideas for extraterrestrial exploration. Some are feasible, some not. In a two-part series, we look at how UA engineer Roberto Furfaro gives the red or green light to space missions. First, searching for delta-V, the complex factor that makes a space mission viable. The second part of this series will focus on Furfaro's...
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UA Mining Lab Gets Jumbo Gift from Industry Partners

Asarco and Atlas Copco are providing much more than a rebuilt, repainted drill jumbo -- the gift includes parts, service and training to keep the rig safe and operational. (Photo: Pete Brown)