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Scott Kelly: ‘The sky is not the limit’

Scott Kelly: ‘The sky is not the limit’

Captain Scott Kelly, the astronaut who spent nearly a year on board the International Space Station, encouraged a sold-out crowd to push themselves to do the...
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Scientists and dignitaries celebrate seven decades of CU Boulder in space

In 1948, William Pietenpol, the chair of physics at the University of Colorado, assembled a team of scientists and engineers for an ambitious venture: to...
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MAVEN findings reveal how Mars’ atmosphere was lost to space

MAVEN findings reveal how Mars' atmosphere was lost to space

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years...
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F3Journey to space began at CU

Journey to space began at CU

Kjell Lindgren, MD ’02, has wanted to be an astronaut as long as he can remember. That dream became a reality in July 2015 when he blasted off from Kazakhstan...
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Fallen CU-Boulder astronauts to be honored Saturday on campus
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Fallen CU-Boulder astronauts to be honored on campus Jan. 30

University of Colorado Boulder alumni Ellison Onizuka and Kalpana Chawla, astronauts who died in NASA space shuttle accidents 17 years apart, will be...
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NASA awards CU-Boulder $1 million to make short science films for planetariums

NASA awards CU-Boulder $1 million to make short science films for planetariums

NASA has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium $1 million for the development of short, full-dome videos about space science-related...
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Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of surface water on Mars, CU-Boulder study finds

The study, published Thursday in the journal Geology, examined an 18-square-mile chloride salt deposit (roughly the size of the city of Boulder) in the planet’...
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Launching a career in space

Launching a career in space

When their professor proposed a senior capstone project that combined space, satellite ground station communication exploration and the opportunity to be part...
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NASA’s MAVEN mission scientists identify links in chain leading to Mars atmospheric loss

The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind – an intense stream of hot, high-energy particles blowing off the sun at more than 1 million mph...
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NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft watches passing comet and its effects at Mars

NASA’s newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars on Sunday and is studying the flyby’s...
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MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images...
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NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million

The team, led by CU-Boulder professor Alexis Templeton of the geological sciences department, will be researching what scientists call “rock-powered life.”
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With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin

The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last...
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder Friday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk Friday at CU-Boulder, speaking on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities...
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CU-Boulder alum Steve Swanson heading for space station

On Tuesday, he'll blast off with two Russian crewmates for the International Space Station, his third mission to the orbiting facility.
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MAVEN continues to Mars

The CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars, MAVEN, just hit its scheduled milestone and is continuing toward its target, the Red Planet. The spacecraft and all of its...
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CU-Boulder flying antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft, carrying two University of Colorado Boulder payloads to the International Space Station, is set to be...
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CU-Boulder to fly antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

The International Space Station (Photo courtesy NASA) A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s...
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Five questions for Joseph Tanner

He grew up in the ‘60s when “nearly everyone was enamored with the space race and would have loved to have been on one of those rockets with the heroes who...
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Scott Carpenter, CU-Boulder alum and NASA Mercury astronaut, dies at 88

Carpenter was the first of 18 CU-Boulder astronaut affiliates to fly in space.
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Update: Scott Carpenter, CU-Boulder alum and NASA Mercury astronaut, dies at 88

Scott Carpenter (Photo courtesy of NASA) Scott Carpenter, a University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and a famed NASA Mercury astronaut who became only the...
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$6 million CU-Boulder instrument to fly Friday on NASA mission to moon

A team of CU-Boulder faculty and students designed and built an instrument for NASA's 2013 LADEE mission to the moon known as the the Lunar Dust Experiment, or...
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Mars-bound MAVEN hailed in haiku

The spacecraft for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission recently arrived in Florida in anticipation of a November launch. The...
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Fueled with CU science, MAVEN ready for cross-country trip

The spacecraft recently was shown off at Jefferson County’s Lockheed Martin Space Systems, where representatives from that company, CU and NASA gathered for a...
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CU study shows how early Earth kept warm enough to support life

An artist’s conception of Earth during the late Archean, 2.8 billion years ago. (Image courtesy of Charlie Meeks) Solving the “faint young sun paradox” --...

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