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NASA urged to return to its roots

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NASA urged to return to its roots

“The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in.” — author Robert Heinlein. The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation agrees, and wants NASA to return to its exploration roots. The foundation issued a report in December that not only points out the problems that plague… Continue Reading NASA urged to return to its roots

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NASA chief to speak at Space Symposium

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The current head of NASA will be in Colorado Springs for the Space Symposium, discussing challenges and opportunities facing the space agency. The symposium, in its 29th year, will attract more than 9,000 visitors April 8-11 at The Broadmoor hotel. Charles Bolden spent 34 years as a Marine, including 14 years with NASA’s astronaut office,… Continue Reading NASA chief to speak at Space Symposium

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SmashMouth to perform at Space Symposium

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The Space Symposium will get off to a rockin’ start this year when Grammy nominated band SmashMouth will perform during its opening ceremony. Held annually at The Broadmoor, the Space Symposium is a gathering of international and national aerospace, government and aeronautical experts. The opening ceremony kicks off April 8 and lasts four days, typically… Continue Reading SmashMouth to perform at Space Symposium

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The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process

It’s never too early to start planning for the next Base Realignment and Closure round of military cutbacks. But for Colorado Springs, it already could be too late. Years ago, other states started investing heavily in commissions and reports to address the upcoming BRAC process, which likely will occur in 2015 and be implemented in… Continue Reading The time is now: Other cities already ahead of Springs before next BRAC process

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Lockheed wins $100 million GPS contract

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Lockheed Martin has won a $100 million contract to support the global positioning system at the Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Center at Schriever Air Force Base. Lockheed Martin has been supporting the GPS for more than 30 years, and its latest contract runs through 2019. The GPS mission ensures precise position, navigation… Continue Reading Lockheed wins $100 million GPS contract

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In an historic New Year’s Day session, the House of Representatives passed a bill that preserved Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but raised taxes on people making more than $400,000 a year. The compromises also averts a 27 percent cut in reimbursement levels for doctors who treat Medicare patients, and fixes the “dairy… Continue Reading Fiscal cliff averted, sequestration threat remains

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Space Foundation applauds changes to defense act

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Before the holiday break, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will change export regulations for defense and aerospace companies. “For years, we have watched the U.S. lose ground against global competitors because of the largely unintentional consequences of onerous regulations on space technology for export,” said Elliot Pulham, CEO of the Space Foundation.… Continue Reading Space Foundation applauds changes to defense act

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Semquest technology on Mars and in military

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A small Colorado Springs company has had a part in the exploration of Mars — and now is working to improve testing for the military’s unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and its missile defense system. In business for 12 years, Semquest is on the verge of a new $2.5 million contract to design a test mortar… Continue Reading Semquest technology on Mars and in military

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ISS named top 100 job creators by Inc. Magazine

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Colorado Springs companyIntelligent Software Solutions has made the top 100 “Hire Power ” list in  Inc. magazine. It’s the first time the company’s given the award, and ISS was number 67, with 347 jobs created last year. Jay Jesse, owner of ISS, said the company has doubled in size and has opened offices in Denver… Continue Reading ISS named top 100 job creators by Inc. Magazine

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“In space, no one can hear you scream.” That was the tagline for the first of four Alien movies – a series of science fiction thrillers that catapulted actress Sigourney Weaver to international fame. And Weaver will be headlining a space program of a different sort next Spring. She is the featured speaker at the… Continue Reading Sigourney Weaver to headline technology dinner at symposium

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