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Aerospace Students Named Finalists in NASA Deep Space Derby

Oct. 31, 2016

A CU Boulder student team has been named a finalist in NASA’s CubeQuest Challenge small satellite design and launch competition. The team received the news in a conference call with NASA, according to Alec Forsman, an aerospace graduate student and the team’s project manager. “I was nervous. We had a... Read more »
Students at AeroSpace Ventures Day.

Careers, collaborations highlight 2016 AeroSpace Ventures Day

Oct. 31, 2016

CU Boulder students and faculty discussed innovation, collaboration and career opportunities with thought leaders and executives from Colorado’s aerospace industry on campus Oct. 27 at the 4th annual AeroSpace Ventures Day hosted by AeroSpace Ventures at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The event brought together representatives from... Read more »
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QB50 Satellite Leaves The Nest

Oct. 24, 2016

CU Boulder's QB50 cubesat has taken a major step forward. On Friday, after months of building and testing, the bread-box sized satellite left campus and is headed to the Netherlands. It's going to the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics for final work before it returns to the United States... Read more »
Brian Argrow

Designing UAVs to Help Predict Tornadoes - AIAA Spotlight on Brian Argrow

Oct. 20, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming more and more popular, but professor Brian Argrow, the October 2016 member spotlight for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is way ahead of the curve. He's been using the technology for over 15 years, and is part of a team aiming to... Read more »
Heather Hava in the Bioastronautics lab.

Homesteading the Final Frontier

Oct. 11, 2016

The first ever White House Frontiers Conference is coming up and University of Colorado Boulder aerospace PhD student Heather Hava is on the guest list. The event, set for October 13, 2016 at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation. The conference... Read more »
Matthew Hurst

Aero Undergrad One of Two Students Earning Prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Sept. 30, 2016

NASA astronaut Terry Virts manipulating a BioServe experiment on ISS.

BioServe Space Technologies: CU Boulder's presence on the International Space Station

Sept. 28, 2016

Jim Voss at the 2016 AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

CU Boulder Astronaut Wins Space Flight Award

Sept. 22, 2016

James Voss at the 2016 AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition in California. James Voss Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Human Space Flight James S. Voss, AIAA Fellow and CU Boulder aerospace scholar in residence has won the 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Haley Space Flight... Read more »
OSIRIS-REx rocket launching

Fly Me To Bennu! A Successful Launch for OSIRIS-REx

Sept. 9, 2016

A successful launch for OSIRIS-REx. The Colorado-built United Launch Alliance rocket went up with out a hitch from Cape Canaveral at 5:05 MDT on September 8. The rocket is on a mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu, thought to harbor primordial material left over from the formation of... Read more »
OSIRIS-REX artist's rendering.

Coming to Your Solar System Soon: A Rendezvous With an Asteroid

Sept. 2, 2016

A group of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is readying for NASA’s Sept. 8 launch of a spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu, thought to harbor primordial material left over from the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The main mission goal is to pluck a... Read more »

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