Dream of going to Mars? Pioneering spaceflight kinesiologist to speak April 4 on preserving human health in space

Dream of going to Mars? Pioneering spaceflight kinesiologist to speak April 4 on preserving human health in space

Feb. 28, 2024

Rachael Seidler, professor of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, will deliver this year’s Rose M. Litman Memorial Lecture in Science on April 4 at CU Boulder: “Brain and Behavioral Changes with Human Spaceflight: Dysfunction and Adaptive Plasticity.”

Lunar science is entering a new active phase, with commercial launches of landers that will study solar wind and peer into the universe’s dark ages

Lunar science is entering a new active phase, with commercial launches of landers that will study solar wind and peer into the universe’s dark ages

Feb. 8, 2024

Thanks to new technologies and public-private partnerships, Professor Jack Burns (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences) and a team of scientists will conduct radio astronomy from the south pole and the far side of the Moon in 2024—one of NASA’s first science experiments from the lunar surface in over 50 years.

New instrument to capture stardust as part of NASA mission

New instrument to capture stardust as part of NASA mission

Jan. 11, 2024

Scientists and engineers at CU Boulder will soon take part in an effort to collect stardust—the tiny bits of matter that flow through the Milky Way Galaxy and were once the initial building blocks of our solar system. The pursuit is part of NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission.

CU Boulder researcher lands NASA grant to advance hypersonics modeling

CU Boulder researcher lands NASA grant to advance hypersonics modeling

Jan. 9, 2024

Assistant Professor Robyn Macdonald (Aerospace Engineering) has been awarded a $600K NASA Early Career award to improve computational modeling of turbulence at hypersonic speeds, using supercomputers such as CU Boulder’s Blanca Condo Cluster and NASA’s Pleiades Supercomputer.

14-inch spacecraft delivers new details about ‘hot Jupiters’

14-inch spacecraft delivers new details about ‘hot Jupiters’

Dec. 11, 2023

A spacecraft the size of a cereal box has collected precise measurements of the atmospheres of large and puffy planets called “hot Jupiters.” The findings, led by a team from CU Boulder, could help reveal how the atmospheres around these and a host of other worlds are escaping into space.

PhD student designing augmented reality for space missions

PhD student designing augmented reality for space missions

Dec. 6, 2023

“The current methods of trajectory design for missions that go beyond low Earth orbit to the Moon are very complicated and not intuitive. I want to change that,” said Dezell Turner, an aerospace PhD student aiming to streamline orbital design with an interactive, augmented reality tool.

Unique CU Boulder, NSO collaboration allows journey into varied solar physics research paths

Unique CU Boulder, NSO collaboration allows journey into varied solar physics research paths

Dec. 5, 2023

The George Ellery Hale Fellowships, created by CU Boulder in partnership with NSF’s National Solar Observatory, are designed to give students the freedom to explore a mix of solar and space physics research paths with multiple mentors before deciding on a thesis project.

Scientists suspect there's ice hiding on the moon

Scientists suspect there's ice hiding on the moon

Nov. 15, 2023

Some dark craters on the moon are never exposed to light. Ice could be hiding in these permanently shadowed regions. Paul Hayne (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences) discusses how scientists are homing in on potential lunar ice reservoirs, which are key to setting up any sort of sustainable lunar infrastructure.

7 reasons to get excited about CU Boulder in space

7 reasons to get excited about CU Boulder in space

Oct. 13, 2023

This year, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) celebrates its 75th anniversary—marking 75 years of CU Boulder's exploration from the fringes of Earth’s atmosphere to the wide expanse of interstellar space—and the university is just getting started. Learn what's in store for the year ahead.

On its way to outer space, Ball Aerospace launched CU’s entrepreneurial engine

On its way to outer space, Ball Aerospace launched CU’s entrepreneurial engine

Sept. 28, 2023

CU Boulder and Ball Aerospace have been collaborating for decades to solve mysteries of the universe. That partnership was also the university’s first commercial spin-off and it greased the gears of an entrepreneurial engine that continues to power innovation within the university and far beyond.

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