3…2…1…There goes Ralphie, into space! CU Boulder’s living American bison mascot is famous for running Folsom Field during home games of the Colorado Buffaloes. But Ralphie has also roamed where no other mascot has gone before—to the edges, even, of Earth’s solar system. Well, maybe not Ralphie herself. But for more than three decades, engineers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) have emblazoned the image of Ralphie onto instruments destined for space.