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Rocket Man

Sept. 1, 2012

Fifty years ago, Scott Carpenter became the fourth American to fly in space before landing dramatically in the Atlantic Ocean 250 miles off course. His pioneering work laid the foundation for five decades of space exploration.

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Mining the Moon

June 1, 2012

Paul Danish contemplates the 50th anniversary of Scott Carpenter's flight.

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A Call for Courage

June 1, 2012

The dawn of the space age and the creation of the Peace Corps set the stage for graduates of 1962. Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano describes their impact on today.


CU Mousanauts Ride Final Shuttle

Sept. 1, 2011

As the country’s final space shuttle soared into space in July to heightened levels of excitement on the Florida coast, bone loss was the subject of one of five experiments CU-Boulder’s Bioserve Space Technologies sent aloft on Atlantis.


She's Got a Ticket to Ride

June 1, 2011

Christine Fanchiang wants to go to space. The key to fulfilling that dream is a wood and fiberglass mock-up of the Dream Chaser in the Engineering Center.


Is Anybody Out There?

March 1, 2011

With help from CU students, scientists have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside our solar system.

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Syllabus Spotlight for Spring 2011

Dec. 1, 2010

Introduction to Human Spaceflight

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Life on Mars?

Sept. 1, 2010

Mars may have been home to an ocean and microbial life, according to CU scientists Brian Hynek and Gaetano Di Achille.


Buffs Gaze at Celestial Bodies

March 1, 2010

About 50 students, mostly from aerospace engineering, are working to build a 5-pound spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread that will give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and other so-called space weather.

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“Buffanaut” Herd Stampedes Into Space

Dec. 1, 2009

By the time President John F. Kennedy gave his Sept. 12, 1962, speech making the case for America to go boldly into space, one CU alum had already been there and done that.