December 16, 2013
Drone aircraft might be delivering Amazon orders to your door soon says Jeff Bezos But first states and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of many new, pilotless aircraft -- how they might affect civil liberties -- and how to keep them out of the way of manned aircraft in skies that are already crowded. Read more
December 6, 2013
Christine Fanchiang, AES PhD student (advisor: David Klaus), was awarded a Harriet G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship from NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), which is meant to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. See full article.
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-...