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Five questions for Joseph Tanner

December 12, 2013

Former astronaut now sharing passion for learning with students. Read the entire article.

Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship

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.

7 CU Students to be Honored at Twenty20s Awards

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.

Unmanned aircraft useful for civilians.

November 1, 2013

Unmanned aircraft are proving more and more useful for civilian applications.  See this brief video at http://vimeo.com/78364121 for a local industry news on UAVs and the CU-Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences connection.

Battling Space Junk With a Tractor Beam of Static Electricity

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.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/10/electrostatic-space-junk/

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.
http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_24347733/space-dreams-...

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: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/10/10/cu-boulder-alum-nasa-me...

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: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/10/03/cu-boulder-researchers-...

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: 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...

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.

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