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Aerobee Sounding Rocket in LASP lobby

Visitors to LASP can view an Aerobee 150 sounding rocket. (Courtesy LASP)

Unfortunately, we are not accepting tour reservations at this time due to precautions related to COVID-19.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will update this page as the situation changes.

Take a virtual tour of LASP. Mouse to the left and scroll down to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. Find two extra videos on the hanging TVs and a slide show at the bottom right. (You can “x” out of the questionnaire that may pop up.)

A visit to LASP is similar to touring an aerospace museum. Hanging from the ceiling of the lobby is a 26-foot Aerobee 150 sounding rocket along with many other interesting spacecraft and historical objects. Visitors can view models of different spacecraft and satellites, a class-10,000 clean room, a machine shop for building instruments, and our Mission Operations Center from which we operate satellites.

While LASP does not have regularly scheduled tours and cannot accept requests for tours from individuals, we can arrange tours for private groups of 10 to 40 guests. Tours are held during normal business hours (M–F; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) and last approximately one hour. Due to volunteer staffing requirements, three weeks advance notice is requested for tour requests. Parking is limited, and all adults (18+) must sign in and receive a visitor badge. Tours maybe limited or suspended during university holidays or breaks.

To schedule a tour, contact LASP Education & Outreach at