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  • Two Mines students named 2019-2020 Astronaut Scholars
    Brianne Treffner, a senior majoring in engineering physics, and Gabriel Adriano, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
  • Mines hosts US Rep. Tipton for space resources act discussion
    Colorado School of Mines welcomed U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton to campus Aug. 26 for a panel discussion on proposed legislation to support foundational science and technology research in the burgeoning field of space resources. The Space Resources Institute Act, H.R. 1029 , co-sponsored by Tipton (CO-03) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-06) and introduced in February, […]
  • Lunar test bed a playground for emerging space technology
    What does a lunar test bed look like? For many of us, probably a bit like a great big sandbox — if that sandbox were filled not with play sand but finely ground basaltic cinders meant to simulate the dusty regolith that covers the surface of the Moon. For Christopher Dreyer, research assistant professor in […]
  • Apollopalooza to feature talks from two Mines professors
    Two Colorado School of Mines professors are among the Apollo-era legends, astronauts, business leaders, innovators and thought leaders who will be speaking at Apollopalooza , Colorado’s weeklong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the future of space exploration. Hosted at Wings Over the Rockies in Denver, the July 13-20 […]
  • When humans settle on Mars, houses could be 3D-printed
    When the first humans settle on Mars, what if their homes were not built but printed? That's the question being posed in the latest NASA Centennial Challenge , pitting teams from industry and academia to design and 3D-print habitats using materials that can be found on the Martian surface. "The great thing about 3D printing […]
  • New policy needed to advance space resources industry
    Space mining – the extraction and use of resources from the moon, asteroids and more – once sat firmly in the realm of science fiction. Now, the first missions to harvest water from the permanently shadowed regions of the moon could be only a decade away. Earlier this month, a pair of Colorado congressmen introduced […]
  • High-res images of Martian ice caps may reveal climate history
    A Colorado School of Mines professor has been awarded funding from NASA to develop the highest-resolution 3D images ever of what lies in the interior of Mars' polar ice caps. "Just like on Earth, the ice caps are witnesses of the climate on Mars — it's a bit like observing tree rings," said Paul Sava, […]
  • Mines student leads top team at Techstars Startup Weekend
    A Colorado School of Mines graduate student will get to pitch his space startup at a major international conference for satellite and aerospace professionals this spring – his team’s prize for winning the Techstars Startup Weekend in Boulder last month. James Kiousis, a master’s student in the Engineering and Technology Management program, was the leader […]
  • Mines scientists contributing to NASA Mars InSight mission
    The NASA Mars InSight Lander is en route to the Red Planet and two Colorado School of Mines scientists are among those eagerly awaiting its arrival in late November. Paul Morgan, senior geothermal geologist at the Colorado Geological Survey , and Ebru Bozdag, assistant professor of geophysics, are members of the science team for the […]
  • Mines team wins NASA RASC-AL deep space competition
    A team of Colorado School of Mines students won the grand prize at NASA's collegiate deep space competition , beating out 13 other undergraduate and graduate student teams from around the U.S. and the world. Judges at the 2018 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition awarded Project POSEIDON – short for Polar […]

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