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Abbud-Madrid gives presentation at ESA/ESTEC’s Space Bites

Abbud-Madrid gives presentation at ESA/ESTEC’s Space Bites

Angel Abbud-Madrid gave a presentation entitled, "Resources Beyond Earth: Enabling Exploration and the New Space Economy," at the Space Bites event in the European Space Agency (ESA) European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands...

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Launch of Space Resources program featured on 9News Denver

Launch of Space Resources program featured on 9News Denver

9News Denver featured the launch of Mines first-of-its-kind graduate program in space resources on its "Next with Kyle Clark" show. Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid, Director of the Center for Space Resources, was interviewed along with two graduate students who work in the...

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Space Resources Program approved for Fall 2018 launch

Space Resources Program approved for Fall 2018 launch

A first-of-its-kind graduate program in space resources will officially lift off at Colorado School of Mines this fall. Post-baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees will be offered through the unique interdisciplinary program, which aims to...

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Mines students qualify for 2018 NASA Mars Ice Challenge

Mines students qualify for 2018 NASA Mars Ice Challenge

A student team from Colorado School of Mines has qualified for the finals of the NASA Mars Ice Challenge for the second year in a row. Team MINERS, short for Martian Ice New-age Extraction and Recovery System, will be one of 10 collegiate teams facing off in the...

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Mines faculty win NASA grant

Mines faculty win NASA grant

Profs. Jamal Rostami, Bill Eustes, and Chris Dreyer in collaboration with Thermal Space win NASA Early Stage Innovation grant to design an intelligent system to drill and characterize material in the lunar and Martian...

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Palin co-authors Nature paper

Palin co-authors Nature paper

Prof. Richard Palin co-authored a Nature paper entitled, “The Divergent Fates of Primitive Hydrospheric Water on Earth and Mars,” offering clues on the loss of Mars’ ancient oceans.

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Han, Dreyer receive NASA grant

Han, Dreyer receive NASA grant

Profs. Qi Han and Christopher Dreyer, along with collaborators from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, received a grant through the NASA Smallsat Technology Partnerships Initiative to develop and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities for small...

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Lange wins NASA Award on economic study

Prof. Ian Lange from Mines Economics & Business Division wins award from NASA's Emerging Space Office (ESO) for proposal entitled, "21st Century Trends in Space-Based Solar Power Generation and...

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Dreyer interviewed on CPR’s Colorado Matters

Dr. Chris Dreyer, Associate Director of Engineering at the CSM Center for Space Resources, was interviewed on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters about his NASA NIAC-funded research on asteroid mining. Dreyer, who is teaching Mines' first space resources...

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Sowers testifies before House Committee

Sowers testifies before House Committee

Dr. Sowers testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space & Technology on September 7, 2017 about private sector exploration of the moon. Other witnesses included NASA’s director of advanced exploration systems and representatives...

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Sowers joins Space Resources Program

Dr. George Sowers has joined the Space Resources program as Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering. Until recently, Dr. Sowers was Vice President and Chief Scientist at United Launch Alliance (ULA), where he helped develop over a dozen launch systems,...

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Faculty win NASA STTR Phase II award

Faculty win NASA STTR Phase II award

Profs. Junko Munakata Marr, Tzahi Cath, and Johan Vanneste have been awarded a NASA STTR Phase II award in collaboration with Mango Materials entitled, "A Novel, Membrane-Based Bioreactor Design to Enable a Closed-Loop System on Earth and Beyond," for potential...

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Dreyer wins NASA SBIR Phase I award

Dreyer wins NASA SBIR Phase I award

Prof. Chris Dreyer will collaborate with Dr. Joel Sercel from TransAstra Corp. on a recent NASA SBIR Phase I award, entitled, "Microgravity Granular Material Research (MGMR) Facility for the International Space...

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Dreyer to collaborate on NIAC Phase II award

Dreyer to collaborate on NIAC Phase II award

Prof. Chris Dreyer will collaborate with Dr. Joel Sercel from TransAstra Corp. on a recent NIAC Phase II award, entitled, "Optical Mining of Asteroids, Moons, and Planets to Enable Sustainable Human Exploration and Space...

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Abbud-Madrid delivers TEDx talk

Abbud-Madrid delivers TEDx talk

Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid delivered a TEDx talk entitled “How to Live Off the Land in Space," on the importance of space resources utilization for the future of human and robotic space exploration

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