Hanna Galimanis

Aerospace undergrad and former Space Tech Intern returns to NASA to work on Perseverance Rover

Aug. 3, 2020

Hanna Galimanis dreamt of working to make a crewed mission to Mars possible, and now she’s getting the chance. This summer, as a virtual intern with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, Galimanis has been part of the teams preparing for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch – NASA’s...

Jean Koster

Jean Koster ASME Blog: Developing Career Skills through Design Projects

Aug. 3, 2020

Professor Emeritus Jean Koster has published an ASME Blog on the importance of capstone design projects for student career development: "Many industries offer internships to students during semester breaks, largely after the sophomore and junior years in college. For students, engineering internships provide a challenging variety of work. For industry,...

Working on the tilt translation sled.

Return to research: Improving astronaut health for next gen space missions

July 22, 2020

Life is returning to some semblance of normal for students in Assistant Professor Torin Clark’s laboratory on campus. A faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, his team’s research focuses on astronaut health on...

Jun Ye in his lab at JILA.

New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

July 21, 2020

Today, the National Science Foundation announced that CU Boulder will receive a $25 million award to launch a new quantum science and engineering research center. The new center will be led by physicist Jun Ye and is a partnership with 11 other research organizations in the United States and abroad...

A H-2A rocket carrying the UAE's Hope Mars orbiter mission lifts off July 19. Credit: MHI webcast

UAE’s Hope mission on its way to Mars

July 20, 2020

A Japanese rocket launched the United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars July 19, an orbiter that will study the planet’s weather while demonstrating the country’s growing space capabilities. The H-2A rocket lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 5:58 p.m. Eastern. The rocket’s upper stage released the...

The assembled Mars Hope probe sits in a clean room.

Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

July 20, 2020

This month, researchers from Boulder and beyond will watch live as a slice of space exploration history launches from a pad on the Japanese island of Tanegashima. The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is slated to blast off aboard an H-IIA rocket. As soon as the weather in Japan behaves, which...

Illustration of a hypersonic vehicle flying into space

University of Colorado Boulder announces new hypersonics initiative

July 16, 2020

No single scientist or engineer, no matter how smart, could solve the challenges of controlled, maneuverable flight of an aircraft or returning spacecraft traveling at more than five times the speed of sound. Temperatures on the vehicles can soar past 2,000 degrees Celsius, and conventional control designs won’t work. “It...

Sedat Biringen

Mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Sedat Biringen (1945-2020)

July 15, 2020

Dr. Sedat H. Biringen took his last breath this morning, July 12, 2020, at 4:30am. He was an incredibly special person and took so much enjoyment in life. Born in 1945 in Istanbul, Turkey to Talat and Kaya Biringen, Sedat grew up playing piano and excelling as a great soccer...

Airship Italia

Space weather lessons from a 1928 dirigible debacle

July 13, 2020

Analysis of a disrupted SOS signal during an early polar expedition showcases the importance of taking space weather into account when exploring new frontiers. Eos, the magazine of the American Geophysical Union, spoke with research professor Delores Knipp about how space weather impacted an early airship expedition to the North...

Aerial view of campus

Johnson recognized by ASEE for engineering education

June 25, 2020

Congratulations to aerospace instructor Aaron Johnson for receiving a 2020 Apprentice Faculty Grant from the American Society for Engineering Education. The program "honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community." The honor was officially announced during this week's 2020 ASEE Virtual Conference...