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.

Bobby Braun poses for a photograph in his lab

Inquiry: Talking Moon and Mars with Engineering Dean Bobby Braun

The former NASA chief technologist and current CU engineering dean discusses the moon, Mars and why we should think there's life on other planets.

Jack Burns poses for a portrait

Heading Back to the Moon (This Time, For Good)

Getting humans back to the moon is one thing. Jack Burns and other CU scientists are asking, "How can we stay?"

Photo of the Blood Wolf Moon

NOW — Jan. 20, 2019

Did you miss this year's super blood wolf moon? Don't worry, CU photographer Glenn Asakawa's got you covered.

Ellison's Ball

Ellison's Ball

On the third floor of Old Main, encased in glass in an exhibition hall chronicling CU Boulder’s distinguished history in space, there’s a football with “Colorado” pressed into the pigskin.

Portrait of Jim Voss in front of his airplanes

Long-Distance Commuter

Sept. 1, 2018

Jim Voss has been to space five times. He can handle the Houston-to-Boulder commute.

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