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Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with a little-known airline halfway around the world. The Chicago airplane manufacturer said Tuesday that it has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes — worth a combined $22.4 billion. The deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever for Boeing Co. by… Continue Reading Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Fort Carson opens new training facility

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Fort Carson is opening its new Training Support Center facility this week, according to post officials. The facility will house more than 500 training devices to help soliders conduct and become certified in a wide variety of military skills – including how to provide first aid in a combat situation and how to identify and… Continue Reading Fort Carson opens new training facility

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The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC has joined with the Denver Metro EDC and Front Range Airport to promote the state as a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles. Front Range Airport, which is south of Denver International Airport, is the suggested location for the testing site. Brian Binn, president of military affairs… Continue Reading Springs, Denver team to attract drone-testing program

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Space Foundation launches new web site

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation launched a new web site today to better highlight how the nonprofit organization advances space-related endeavors. The new site includes easy-to-find information about Space Foundation’s programs and initiatives, and also includes more than 2,400 pages of events, news briefs, press releases and white papers. The site now inclues downloadable program… Continue Reading Space Foundation launches new web site

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Knapp named executive director of PTAC

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Ken Knapp has been named the first executive director of the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Knapp formerly was the deputy director of the PTAC, and will continue those responsibilities. However, he will also be in charge of fundraising for the organization. The PTAC must get part of its funding from private sources, while part… Continue Reading Knapp named executive director of PTAC

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Chiao joins Space Foundation

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Leroy Chiao, a former astronaut, will join the Space Foundation as a special adviser in human space flight. Chiao’s new job is also new to the Space Foundation, and he is expected to play a big role in the 2012 National Space Symposium, held in April at the Broadmoor. Chiao flew on three space shuttle… Continue Reading Chiao joins Space Foundation

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The United States will lose more market share and fall short of national security requirements, unless the federal government acts to reform the nation’s export control system and promotes the international competitiveness of U.S. industry. That’s the word from a new survey of satellite manufacturers in the United States, undertaken by the Aerospace Industries Association.… Continue Reading AIA: Reform needed to maintain security, U.S. competitiveness

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to kickoff Space Symposium

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One of the biggest rock stars in the world of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will kickoff the 28th National Space Symposium with a keynote address. Those outside the science world might best know Tyson as host of the PBS program NOVA ScienceNOW, but he is also the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York’s Hayden… Continue Reading Neil deGrasse Tyson to kickoff Space Symposium

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Intelligent Software Solutions has been awarded three task orders totaling nearly $120 million by the U.S. Air Force Research Labs. ISS will support a number of government customers with data integration, analysis and reporting software aimed at improving situational awareness. The projects will provide software tools and services that allow people to aggregate, process, analyze… Continue Reading ISS receives government contracts worth $120 million

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The Space Foundation’s 28th National space Symposium will bring together some of the greatest scientific minds in the United States – for one event only. Moderated by Bill Nye the Science Guy, a popular media figure as well as a legitimate scientist, the last panel discussion of the April 16-19 event will delve into scientific… Continue Reading Brightest minds discuss space possibilities at Symposium

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