November 6, 2013
Seven University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering students are among 20 top students who will be recognized Nov. 14 with a new national award honoring tomorrow’s engineering leaders sponsored by Penton’s Aviation Week in partnership with Raytheon. - Read more.
October 21, 2013
The growing problem of space junk around Earth could be cleaned up in part using the same forces that give you a static shock when you touch a doorknob on a windy day. By shooting space debris with an electron beam, a charged spacecraft could tug them to higher orbit and then fling them away.
October 21, 2013
Joe Tanner's hands have repaired the Hubble Space Telescope. They've spent countless hours inside pressurized space gloves, and now they squeeze a hand grip to combat the osteoarthritis that has developed over the years as a result.
Tanner is no longer with NASA, and it's been seven years since he was last in space. But he tries to keep his hands in good shape.
October 11, 2013
Scott Carpenter, a University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and a famed NASA Mercury astronaut who became only the second American to orbit Earth, died Thursday. He was 88. - See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/10/10/cu-boulder-alum-nasa-me...
October 3, 2013
A research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a global electric circuit model by adding an additional layer to a climate model created by colleagues at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. - See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/10/03/cu-boulder-researchers-...
October 1, 2013
A small satellite (DANDE) designed and built by a team of University of Colorado Boulder students to better understand how atmospheric drag can affect satellite orbits was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on September 29th - See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/node/2984057#sthash.GYbD6A50.dpuf and view a similar article here: http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/undergraduates-build-and-launch-sat...
September 16, 2013
Four months of darkness, minus-30-degree temperatures, 40-mile-per-hour winds—just another day at the lab for the Chu Research Group. The lab just happens to be at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, where CIRES Fellow Xinzhao Chu and her team spend many months every year studying the polar atmosphere.
September 11, 2013
A beach ball-sized satellite designed and built by University of Colorado Boulder students to gain a better understanding of how atmospheric drag affects satellite orbits is slated to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday, the school announced Wednesday.