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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December 7, 2023

Probing the atmospheres of “hot Jupiters”

December 6, 2023

Deep within an inhospitable desert, a window to first life on Earth

by Colorado.edu

December 5, 2023

LASP at AGU 2023

October 13, 2023

A unique celebration of LASP’s 75th anniversary

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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