Campus News Briefs – Fall 2016

Sept. 1, 2016

On and around campus

Illustration of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto

Voyage to Pluto

June 1, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to become humanity’s first emissary to Pluto. Alan Stern has the insider view.

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A Mission to Mars

June 1, 2013

​A CU-led mission seeks to understand the planet’s climate and if Mars could have been habitable.

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Six Months in the Sky

March 1, 2013

Traveling for work will take on a new dimension for astronaut Steve Swanson who will travel 240 miles into space and spend six months on the International Space Station next year.

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Ground Control

Dec. 1, 2012

Who controls the satellites we see at night? Nearly 25 CU undergrads monitor four of them, collecting critical information about the Earth, sun and our galaxy.

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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.