The Emirates Mars Mission Hope Spacecraft prior to shipment to Dubai.

Everything You Need to Know About CU’s Involvement in the Emirates Mars Mission

March 31, 2021

As scientists from both the MBRSC and LASP continue to work together and collect data from the Emirates Mars Mission, here’s a look at CU’s involvement in the collaborative, community-building nature of the UAE-led project.

Infographic about sun research

Infographic: Beyond the Bluebird Sky

March 18, 2021

With at least eight institutions dedicated to solar and space physics, the city of Boulder is a global mecca for science related to the sun.

Several Sounding Rocket Lab team members prepare to launch their rockets.

Photo of the Week: CU Sounding Rocket Laboratory

March 4, 2021

On the CU Boulder campus, a group of about 100 dedicated students are working hard in the Sounding Rocket Laboratory. Their goal: to send things into space.

NASA photo

The Right Stuff

June 1, 2020

Forty-five years ago, Vance Brand made history when he and his Apollo crew members met with Soviet cosmonauts in space, only to narrowly survive a near-fatal landing back on Earth.

NASA photo of new spacesuit

No Place Like Space

Feb. 1, 2020

Patrick Pischulti helped NASA design a spacesuit for the newest generation of astronauts.

space mining

Mining for Gold in Space

Oct. 1, 2019

A metal-extracting bacterium could change mining as we know it.

Aerospace Building

Up, Up and Away

Oct. 1, 2019

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences includes a bioastronautics lab, a payload operations center with a real-time communications link to the International Space Station and an indoor drone testing space.

Smead Ribbon Cutting

Photo of the Week: Ribbon Cutting

Aug. 30, 2019

Monday, Aug. 26 marked the first day of school for CU students, and the opening of the university's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building.

Laurie Cantillo in front of a rocket at NASA

The Creator of NASA's First Podcast

Laurie Cantillo, NASA communicator and educator, is on a mission to get more people engaged in science — especially girls.

CU's Mars Missions

Infographic: CU's Martian Missions

CU scientists have been involved in learning about our neighbor in the solar system since at least the 1960s.

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