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.

Pluto

Chasing New Horizons

Alan Stern (PhD Astro’89) led NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. It was quite the journey.

Space Exploration

Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future

Humanity has always looked to the stars, but it hasn’t been until relatively recently that we have managed to travel into space. Carolyn Collins Petersen’s (Edu’78; MJour’96) book, titled "Space Explorations: Past, Present, Future," takes you there.

New Horizons

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

On July 14, 2015, more than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour.

Pathways class

Anyone Out There?

March 1, 2018

Students in “Pathway to Space,” the gateway course for CU Boulder’s space minor, released 170 balloons in January.

14er illustration

Where'd My 14er Go?

Dec. 1, 2017

A new way of measuring elevation in the U.S. will yield the most accurate results yet — but might cost Colorado a couple 14ers.

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