Asteroid named for CU Boulder researcher

Asteroid named for CU Boulder researcher

Dec. 17, 2019

Paul Sánchez is being recognized with a rare honor: an asteroid that bears his name. The International Astronomical Union has announced that asteroid 2000 VH57 is now officially named (20882) Paulsánchez.

Daring space mission gets its first look at the sun

Daring space mission gets its first look at the sun

Dec. 11, 2019

Space plasma physicist David Malaspina is part of a team of CU Boulder scientists who contributed to a signal processing electronics board that is integral to the FIELDS experiment, one of four suites of instruments onboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe.

Mold in space: NASA grant to study space station fungus

Mold in space: NASA grant to study space station fungus

Nov. 19, 2019

The International Space Station has a problem with fungus and mold. BioServe Space Technologies at CU Boulder has been awarded a $750,000 grant by NASA to increase our understanding of the organisms and investigate ways to stop them.

Growing hypersonics and national defense research on campus

Growing hypersonics and national defense research on campus

Oct. 22, 2019

Iain Boyd has also been named National Security Faculty Director for the Research & Innovation Office. In this capacity, he will be building new research partnerships between campus and the defense community.

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

Sept. 24, 2019

Occupying roughly 175,000 square feet on East Campus, the building will be the new home for faculty and students seeking to expand humanity’s presence in space—and explore our home planet, too.

CU Boulder explores mining in space with bacteria

CU Boulder explores mining in space with bacteria

Aug. 1, 2019

Luis Zea and co-investigator Jesse Colangelo have earned a seed grant from CU Boulder's Research & Innovation Office to study the possibilities of mining with bacteria ("biomining") in space.

Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

July 23, 2019

Inspired by the Apollo moon landings, the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE) will send 500 spacecraft small enough to fit in the palm of your hand to the moon by 2023.

CU Boulder celebrates 50 years since Apollo 11

CU Boulder celebrates 50 years since Apollo 11

July 22, 2019

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark event, CU Boulder is highlighting the stories of scientists and engineers from across the university who contributed to the first five decades of human space exploration—and who are paving the way for future journeys to the moon and beyond.

Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe

Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe

May 9, 2019

The IOD-1 GEMS satellite is the first in a planned fleet of Earth-orbiters that will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes. The project is a partnership between CU Boulder and Colorado-based Orbital Micro Systems (OMS).

MAVEN sets its sights beyond Mars

MAVEN sets its sights beyond Mars

May 3, 2019

The spacecraft has been nudged into a new, closer-in orbit around Mars. That circuit will allow MAVEN to split its time between continuing its scientific research and serving as a communications relay for NASA’s current and future Mars rovers.

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