As 2013 draws to a close, it is amazing to reflect on all of LASP’s accomplishments in its 65th year! The last four months of the year were punctuated by launches to the moon, and Earth and Mars orbits for the LDEX, TCTE, and MAVEN instruments that LASP designed, built, and now operates.
Here are some of the highlights from this past year:
- LASP scientist receives prestigious solar research medal
- Sun studying satellite celebrates a successful decade
- LASP instrument discovers a third radiation belt around earth
- Kepler spacecraft discovers smallest habitable zone planets to date
- LASP-built space weather instrument ready for delivery
- Over the Moon: LASP instrument launches Sept. 6
- LASP balloon launches with first of its kind test instrument
- MAVEN launched to study upper atmosphere of Mars
- Solar instrument launches to fill gap left by Glory’s demise
For additional LASP features from the past year, please see: https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/news-features/.
When LASP’s employees gathered for their holiday party in December, a large contingent surprised the crowd with a carefully rehearsed flash mob dance that cheerfully celebrated the people behind LASP’s 2013 successes.
Check out a video of the dance below!