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Podcast Series: Zach Yentzer . UArizona’s location in space with

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Zach Yentzer with colleagues from the university involved in space-related efforts, including John Adams, Timothy Swindle, Dante Lauretta and Mark Marley.

According to Best Global Universities and US News & World Report, the University of Arizona is one of the top academic research institutions in space science.

university is one of the nation’s leading public research universities with $761 million in total research activity in fiscal year 2020, according to Data released by the National Science Foundation, of NSF The Higher Education Research and Development Survey annually ranks more than 900 colleges and universities and is considered a primary source of information. on research and development spending in US colleges and universities.

The university’s R&D expenditure ranks number 20 among public institutions and 35th overall. This ranking places Arizona in the top 4% of all US universities, both public and private. The university retains its No. 1 ranking in astronomy and astrophysics expenditures at approximately $122 million. The HERD survey ranked the university fifth in NASA-funded activity.

Deputy Administrator of NASA, on a recent university visit palm melroy Arizona has been called the “Crown Jewel”, referring to its “huge reputation in astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics”.

During his visit, Deputy Melroy heard presentations about the following activities:

  • of nasa osiris-rex asteroid sample return mission, and osiris-apexWhich will visit the near-Earth asteroid Apophis.
  • Near Infrared Camera, or NIRCam, NASA’s Onboard Instrument James Webb Space Telescope,
  • of nasa NEO SurveyorA space-based survey designed to find and measure asteroids and comets that may pose a risk of impact to Earth.
  • of nasa aspera The mission, which will study the evolution of the Milky Way, with a space telescope barely larger than a mini fridge.
  • of nasa helioswarm The mission, a “swarm” of nine spacecraft, will set out to better understand plasma, the state of matter that makes up 99% of the visible universe.
  • The High-Resolution Imaging Experiment, or HiRISE, camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
  • Hyperion, a mission designed to observe molecular hydrogen in our galaxy to better understand how stars form

The University of Arizona has an extensive history in space missions related to the establishment of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the first Ranger mission to the Moon.

“Southern Arizona has a unique and long-standing abundance of research infrastructure and professionals,” says Zach Yentzerhost of tipping point and executive director Tucson Young Professionals, “We are thriving in space exploration, and I think bringing it to a wider audience is fundamental to the university mission and the economic success of Tucson.”

Yentzer is proud to showcase the university’s space-related efforts through a series of talks where he coined Tucson as the “Space City of the Southwest,” faculty and staff including:

john adams
Deputy Director, Biosphere 2
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dante lauretta
Principal Investigator, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission
Professor, Planetary Science

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mark marley
Professor and Head, Planetary Science
Director, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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Tim Swindle
Director, Arizona Space Institute
Professor Emeritus

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