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Dec
22
2017

Mines team gets NASA funding for intelligent drilling system

An intelligent drilling system capable of characterizing materials as it drills into the lunar or Martian surface is under development at Colorado School of Mines. A team of three Mines professors, led by Jamal Rostami, Haddon/Alacer Gold Endowed News
Dec
20
2017

Palin contributes to paper on loss of Mars’ ancient oceans

Earth and Mars both possessed abundant surface water shortly after their formation, but unlike on Earth, where oceans still cover 70 percent of the planet, the Martian surface may have acted like a giant sponge, soaking up the water and trapping it News
Dec
06
2017

Researchers win NASA funding for small spacecraft technology

A pair of researchers from Colorado School of Mines was one of nine university teams selected for NASA funding to develop and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft. Qi Han, associate professor of computer science, and News
Nov
21
2017

Mines research into colloidal chains headed to space

Research by Colorado School of Mines faculty on the behavior of chains of colloidal molecules is headed to the International Space Station on a SpaceX flight scheduled for Dec. 4. Professor David Marr and Associate Professor Ning Wu, both of the News
Nov
06
2017

Lockheed Martin and Mines create software academy

Lockheed Martin and Colorado School of Mines have partnered in a unique opportunity for software engineering students. The Lockheed Martin Software Academy, which just completed the pilot program, selects a handful of students from Mines who commit News
Nov
02
2017

Mines team receives funds for 2nd space observatory mission

A Colorado School of Mines team headed by Physics Professors Lawrence Wiencke and Fred Sarazin has been awarded NASA funding to fly a second long-duration balloon mission to test innovative optical methods for catching high-energy cosmic rays and News
Oct
18
2017

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden to give lecture Oct. 23

Astronaut Al Worden, one of only 24 humans to fly to the moon, will recount his experience as the Apollo 15 command module pilot during a public lecture Oct. 23 at Colorado School of Mines. Worden flew alongside Commander Dave Scott and lunar module News
Oct
16
2017

Mines professors connected to landmark cosmic discovery

Astronomers and astrophysicists worldwide are celebrating a landmark discovery: For the first time, scientists have not only detected gravitational waves – ripples in space-time – from the collision of two neutron stars but also follow-up signals News
Oct
11
2017

Graduate student selected for NASA research fellowship

A graduate student at Colorado School of Mines has been awarded a NASA research fellowship to study the use of electrochemical technology to convert the carbon dioxide found in Mars’ atmosphere into methane fuel to help sustain human life beyond News
Sep
08
2017

Sowers testifies before House committee on space resources

A Colorado School of Mines professor was among the experts who testified before a U.S. House of Representatives committee about private sector exploration of the moon. George Sowers, professor of practice in mechanical engineering, addressed the News

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