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Steve Swanson (credit: NASA.gov)

CU Alum & Astronaut Steve Swanson Heading To Space Station

University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson is heading to space.

03/25/2014

Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana with 6-year-old Connor Johnson.

6-Year-Old Visits Kennedy Space Center On ‘Mission’ To Save NASA

A 6-year-old Denver boy spent the day at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday to continue his ‘mission’ of saving NASA and fulfilling his dream of becoming an astronaut.

03/16/2014

Faculty and students at CU watching the launch (credit: CBS)

CU Students & Faculty Watch Their Spacecraft Leave For Mars

NASA’s Maven robotic explorer is headed for Mars with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado leading the mission.

11/18/2013

The Maven taking off on Monday (credit: CBS)

NASA Launches CU-Led Robotic Explorer To Mars

NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change in an effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

11/18/2013

The Maven Orbiter (credit: CBS)

NASA’s Newest Mars Flyer Will Explore Atmosphere

The robotic explorer called Maven is due to blast off Monday on a 10-month journey to the red planet.

11/16/2013

The Maven Orbiter (credit: CBS)

New NASA Mars Mission Led By CU Aims To Reveal How Mars Lost Air & Water

How did Mars lose its air, water and possible life? It’s a Martian mystery that NASA hopes to solve with a new spacecraft that was built in Colorado.

11/15/2013

An image from the funeral (credit: CBS)

Space Pioneer Scott Carpenter Recalled As Curious, Adventuresome

Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer John Glenn said Saturday at Carpenter’s funeral.

11/02/2013

Colorado native Scott Carpenter, seen here in this 1959 photo, was born in Boulder in 1925.  He was the second American astronaut to orbit the Earth and the fourth American to enter into space. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Funeral Set For Astronaut Scott Carpenter

Astronaut Scott Carpenter is being remembered by friends, family members and dignitaries at a funeral service in Colorado on Saturday.

11/02/2013

Scott Carpenter (credit: CBS)

Friends Of Colorado’s Scott Carpenter Look Back On His Life

Boulder has always been proud to claim Scott Carpenter as a native, and on Thursday friends, family and residents remembered the pioneer.

10/11/2013

Colorado native Scott Carpenter, seen here in this 1959 photo, was born in Boulder in 1925.  He was the second American astronaut to orbit the Earth and the fourth American to enter into space. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Colorado Native Scott Carpenter, 2nd U.S. Astronaut In Orbit, Dies

Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor.

10/10/2013

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