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Cadets pursue research amid budget cuts

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Uncertainty with the federal budget means the U.S. Air Force Academy is receiving fewer dollars from government agencies this year — but that isn’t halting progress at the cadet research and development centers. Continue Reading Cadets pursue research amid budget cuts

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Zimkas promoted to president at Space Foundation

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The Space Foundation promoted Charles Zimkas from COO to president, reporting directly to CEO Elliot Pulham. Zimkas has been with the Space Foundation, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that promotes aerospace industries and exploration, since 1986. He was in the Air Force before that, and selected as one of the 12 outstanding airmen of the year,… Continue Reading Zimkas promoted to president at Space Foundation

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  The U.S. Air Force Academy’s cyber competition team placed first in 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week “Capture the Flag” competition held last month. A total of 1,212 teams – including graduate students and industry professionals – competed from around the world.… Continue Reading AFA scores first in undergraduate cyber competition

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The Space Foundation’s education and tourism missions are about to take flight. Continue Reading Space Foundation combines its education, tourism missions

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FAA gives Colorado $200,000 to study spaceport plan

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Colorado’s vision for a spaceport at Front Range Airport just got a step closer to reality. The Federal Aviation Administration just gave the state a $200,000 grant for a feasibility study for the spaceport. Colorado’s application for a spaceport is part of a collaborative public-private, statewide partnership, said Sen. Michael Bennett in a press release… Continue Reading FAA gives Colorado $200,000 to study spaceport plan

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The Air Force says the first radar site in a new system to track satellites and space junk will be built on Kwajalein  Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Air Force Space Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, said Tuesday construction on the new radar station is expected to start in… Continue Reading Space Command to start construction on space fence in 2013

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Space shuttle Endeavour takes to California skies

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Space shuttle Endeavour took off Friday morning on a sightseeing tour of California, the last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum. Hitching a ride on top of a jumbo jet, the pair departed Edwards Air Force Base, 100 miles north of Los Angeles, circling the high desert that gave birth to the… Continue Reading Space shuttle Endeavour takes to California skies

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More than 956,000 small-business jobs are at risk if the “fiscal cliff” can’t be averted before January 2013. Of those, about 18,838 are in Colorado, according to an economic report conducted for the Aerospace Industries Association. The report increases concern that the job losses will be spread among defense contractors and non-defense employers of all… Continue Reading More than 18,000 Colorado small biz jobs at risk under sequestration

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Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is holding its first fundraising event – a futuristic Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball. The event is slated for the 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the foundation’s world headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Tickets are $20 a person in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will pay… Continue Reading Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European aerospace giant EADS NV said Wednesday they are in talks about combining their businesses. The companies said that under the proposed merger, BAE Systems shareholders would own 40 percent and EADS shareholders 60 percent of the enlarged group. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange confirming… Continue Reading BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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