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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GOES Launch

June 25, 2024

LASP team attends launch of instrument to monitor space weather

June 21, 2024

Space instruments provide early warnings for solar flares

by CU Boulder Today
The 2024 Boulder Solar Alliance cohort working on the final activity of bootcamp, in which students learned about the fundamentals of solar and space physics and programming skills. Credit: LASP

June 6, 2024

Boulder Solar Alliance REU kicks off summer 2024 program

May 31, 2024

NASA Mission Flies Over Arctic to Study Sea Ice Melt Causes


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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