Our Legacy

Transforming human understanding of the cosmos

Society benefits from the pursuit of knowledge. The more we understand about other stars and planetary systems, the better we can understand our home planet. That’s why LASP is on a mission to transform human understanding of the cosmos by pioneering new technologies and approaches to space science.

Our researchers conduct transformational scientific research using space-based, aircraft-based, laboratory, field, and theoretical approaches. This includes building, flying, and operating science instruments, rocket payloads, and small and full-size spacecraft for scientific exploration.

Learn more about our future, ongoing, and past missions of discovery, our rich heritage of high-performance instrumentation, and our expanding labs and facilities below.

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