Joe Tanner Helps Students Realize Their Dreams of Space

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.

CU-Boulder alum, NASA Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88

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:

CU-Boulder Researchers Use Climate Model to Better Understand Electricity in the Air

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:

Student-Built Satellite Launched

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: and view a similar article here:

Water found in Mars soil samples

September 27, 2013

Dirt on Mars scooped up by the Curiosity rover and subjected to heat reveals that Martian soil holds about 2% by weight of water, a resource that could prove useful to astronauts and colonists in the future. Read more at NBC News and BBC News.

Life and lasers in Antarctica

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.

Satellite built by CU students nears launch

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.

Aero Degree Results in High Median Salary

September 11, 2013

USA Today (9/11, Atteberry) reports researchers at Georgetown University interviewed “hundreds of full-time employees” to determine median salary that resulted from various bachelor ‘s degrees.

Team Agreement: Special Aerospace Services and CU-Boulder CCAR

August 28, 2013

Special Aerospace Services (SAS), a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions, announced an agreement today that will leverage talent and technical expertise between SAS and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. Read more.

Tornado researchers want to use small drones, like this one called the Noctura, to study the storms.

Drones could help with twister science

August 19, 2013

One of the best ways for researchers to understand how tornadoes form is to chase them and drones could make that chase easier and safer. Find more information at: NPR - All Tech Considered