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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 »
The 'pinterns' with Andrew Dahir.

Western Slope High School “Pinterns” Help Build the Next CU Boulder Satellite

Sept. 1, 2016

Pinterns (l-r) Everett Morton, Jacob Nelson, and Warren Fulton with aerospace PhD student Andrew Dahir in the CubeSat lab in front of a QB 50 test model. Where would you expect to find a 17-year-old on a summer afternoon? Probably not in an aerospace research lab wearing special antistatic lab... Read more »
Dean Rob Davis and Lockheed Martin CTO Keoki Jackson shake hands

New partnership with Lockheed Martin forges research, career opportunities for students

Aug. 25, 2016

The MinXSS team outside the Small Sat conference with the award.

MinXSS wins Mission of the Year at Small Sat Conference

Aug. 16, 2016

Congratulations to the CU Boulder MinXSS CubeSat team! MinXSS won the Mission of the Year award at the 2016 AIAA Small Sat Conference . MinXSS was the people’s choice and was confirmed by the panel of approximately 20 satellite experts from industry, academia, and government. Eight other missions were in... Read more »
International Space Station

With space station link, BioServe adapts to an evolving research role

Aug. 10, 2016

From the Denver Post - Well before dawn, a wall-mounted video monitor flickers to life in a narrow, windowless room on the second floor of the University of Colorado’s Engineering Center, revealing a live, high-def image of astronaut Kate Rubins floating through the International Space Station. With a video camera... Read more »
A map of the three BMEWS sites (Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Thule Air Base, Greenland; Fylingdales, United Kingdom) designed to detect incoming Soviet missiles. Two PAVE Phased Array Warning System sites (Beale Air Force Base, California and Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts), are also shown but were not in operation during the May 1967 event.

1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war - New CU Boulder space weather study

Aug. 9, 2016

A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force’s budding efforts to monitor the sun’s activity, a new study by aerospace professor Delores Knipp finds. On May 23,... Read more »
Jay McMahon

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an asteroid named after a CU Boulder prof

Aug. 1, 2016

Nearly 750,000 asteroids and comets have been discovered in the solar system, but most of them are known only by a numerical designation. Jay McMahon has made a career studying these celestial bodies, and now he's being recognized with an "award" large enough to cover the entire University of Colorado... Read more »

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