The University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.
LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.
In this video, LASP Director Daniel Baker and planetary scientist David Brain explain some of the areas of LASP research that make us one of the world's premier research institutes, with instruments currently exploring all reaches of our Solar System.
(Video credit: University of Colorado Boulder/LASP/Tom Mason)