75 years of excellence in space science

LASP's 75th Anniversary

A decade before NASA was founded, LASP was established as the Upper Air Laboratory (UAL) in 1948. The UAL was organized at CU Boulder to develop pointing controls for captured World War II rockets to be used for scientific research.

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February 26, 2024

What a Major Solar Storm Could Do to Our Planet

by The New Yorker

February 23, 2024

Our solar system map may need an update — the Kuiper belt could be way bigger

by Space.com

February 15, 2024

Empty Space: A LASP Artist in Residence Exhibition opens at the Boulder Public Library

February 15, 2024

LASP welcomes University of Colorado Board of Regents

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility


At LASP, we are committed to creating an environment that is respectful and inclusive. We believe this is fundamental to enabling peak creativity, innovation, and curiosity. Our unique individual experiences and points of view drive discovery. We strive to advance equity and inclusion and to educate the next generation of diverse leaders in space research.

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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
1234 Innovation Drive
Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: (303) 492-6412
Fax: (303) 492-6444