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New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and...
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New Hope Probe images show the glow of Mars’ upper atmosphere

New Hope Probe images show the glow of Mars’ upper atmosphere

The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, achieved another major milestone on February 20th, 2021...
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Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of...
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Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice

Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice

Hidden pockets of water could be much more common on the surface of the moon than scientists once suspected, according to new research led by CU Boulder. In...
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CU On the Air Podcast: Dan Baker, Mark Kennedy

CU on the Air podcast: CU Boulder team builds Hope for trek to Mars

United Arab Emirates sent its first mission to Mars, the Hope Mars Mission, on July 19. And although the launch was more than 6,000 miles from Colorado, the...
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Arnold R. Weber, CU President, 1980-85
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Weber pointed university toward the stars

Arnold R. Weber, CU President, 1980-85 Arnold R. Weber, the University of Colorado’s 13th president, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. He was 90. “I’m saddened to...
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Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

This month, researchers from Boulder and beyond will watch live as a slice of space exploration history launches from a pad on the Japanese island of...
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Fly me to the moon, and far beyond

Fly me to the moon, and far beyond

Since the late 1940s, the University of Colorado Boulder has sent important experiments and instruments to every planet in our solar system.
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UCCS now a founding member of the Space ISAC

UCCS now a founding member of the Space ISAC

UCCS is now a founding member of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), joining organizations including Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton...
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CU closely watching progress of SpaceX
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CU closely watching progress of SpaceX

The sigh of disappointment Wednesday when weather delayed the historic launch of SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center was never louder than at CU Boulder. NASA...
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Heading back to the moon – this time for good

Heading back to the moon – this time for good

Getting humans back to the moon is one thing. Jack Burns and other CU scientists are asking, "How can we stay?"
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World’s top military ethicists to focus on space operations at UCCS

World’s top military ethicists to focus on space operations at UCCS

Military and academic leaders from around the world will gather at UCCS to discuss military ethics with a focus on space operations during the International...
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Medical care at the final frontier

Medical care at the final frontier

Ben Easter, MD, steps onto a rocky ledge overlooking a dry riverbed. He cranes his neck and points into the canyon.
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CU Boulder's newest minor - in space - has liftoff

CU Boulder's newest minor - in space - has liftoff

Capitalizing on its reputation as a top public university in space research, the University of Colorado Boulder is launching a brand new Space Minor program...
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Colorado launch firm picks CU-Boulder for first free ride to space
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Colorado launch firm picks CU-Boulder for first free ride to space

Typically weighing in at 3 pounds and no bigger than a box of facial tissue, a CubeSat is small yet more than capable of carrying scientific payloads into...
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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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Space Shuttle
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CU connected to space shuttle's legacy of triumph, tragedy

When NASA’s space shuttle program is shuttered following the Atlantis mission, the University of Colorado Boulder will look back at a rich relationship filled...