Blair Thompson

Alumnus with Three Master's Degrees and a PhD is Still Learning

Nov. 8, 2016

Blair Thompson spends a lot of time thinking about satellite flight trajectories and navigation. It is his job, after all, but it's also a personal drive. You don't earn three master’s degrees and a PhD by accident, well, one of them was sort of by accident, but more on that...

New Aerospace Building Artist's Rendering.

Counting Down to Groundbreaking for a New Aerospace Building

Nov. 8, 2016

How should a new aerospace building at CU Boulder look? What kind of lab space is needed? How big should the classrooms be? Campus officials are working to answer exactly those question as they draw up designs for the proposed structure. Earlier this year, CU Boulder publicly announced a push...

CU-E3 rendering

Aerospace Students Named Finalists in NASA Deep Space Derby

Oct. 31, 2016

A CU Boulder student team has been named a finalist in NASA’s CubeQuest Challenge small satellite design and launch competition. The team received the news in a conference call with NASA, according to Alec Forsman, an aerospace graduate student and the team’s project manager. “I was nervous. We had a...

Students at AeroSpace Ventures Day.

Careers, collaborations highlight 2016 AeroSpace Ventures Day

Oct. 31, 2016

CU Boulder students and faculty discussed innovation, collaboration and career opportunities with thought leaders and executives from Colorado’s aerospace industry on campus Oct. 27 at the 4th annual AeroSpace Ventures Day hosted by AeroSpace Ventures at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The event brought together representatives from...


QB50 Satellite Leaves The Nest

Oct. 24, 2016

CU Boulder's QB50 cubesat has taken a major step forward. On Friday, after months of building and testing, the bread-box sized satellite left campus and is headed to the Netherlands. It's going to the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics for final work before it returns to the United States...

Brian Argrow

Designing UAVs to Help Predict Tornadoes - AIAA Spotlight on Brian Argrow

Oct. 20, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming more and more popular, but professor Brian Argrow, the October 2016 member spotlight for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), is way ahead of the curve. He's been using the technology for over 15 years, and is part of a team aiming to...

Heather Hava in the Bioastronautics lab.

Homesteading the Final Frontier

Oct. 11, 2016

The first ever White House Frontiers Conference is coming up and University of Colorado Boulder aerospace PhD student Heather Hava is on the guest list. The event, set for October 13, 2016 at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation. The conference...

Matthew Hurst

Aero Undergrad One of Two Students Earning Prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Sept. 30, 2016

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...