CU Students at Spacecraft Controls

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The Kepler telescope is traveling through the Milky Way, finding planets nobody’s ever seen before. Turns out, CU students are at Kepler’s controls, telling it where to go, what information to send back to earth -- even how to fix its own glitches. Kepler’s one of several spacecraft that students are responsible for at CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. Ryan Warner speaks with CU sophomore Rachael Collins and with the the program’s director, Bill Possel. who described the control center where the students work....

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