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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October 13, 2023

A unique celebration of LASP’s 75th anniversary

October 13, 2023

7 reasons to get excited about CU Boulder in space

by Colorado.edu

October 12, 2023

Ralphie in space! One mascot and her adventures across the solar system

by Colorado.edu

October 11, 2023

Looking back at 75: Honoring LASP’s contributions to historic missions

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
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