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ISS wins $249 million Air Force contract

Intelligent Software Solutions has won a $249 million U.S. Air Force contract The contract is for work with the Air Force’s Command and Control Applications and Information Services Development. ISS is one of seven prime contractors selected for the contract. The five-year contract at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts will support the replacement of… Continue Reading ISS wins $249 million Air Force contract

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

A panel of space experts will will address one of the most pressing issues facing aerospace industry – sequestration and budget cuts. The panel, part of Space Foundation’s annual  symposium, will convene April 10 to discuss ways budget cuts will affect the space missions, industry and future expectations. The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor April… Continue Reading Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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Springs airport receives state grant

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Springs airport receives state grant

The Colorado Springs Airport is one of 44 airports to receive part of $20.6 million in state aviation fuel tax revenue under the Aviation Discretionary Grant Program. “We have improved public-use airports all across the state by leveraging these grants with local and federal matching funds,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “These airports are critical to… Continue Reading Springs airport receives state grant

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

Famed astrophysicist and former host of the “Nova Science Now” program will speak at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in April. Tickets to hear Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier,” “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet” and “Death by Black Hole” will speak… Continue Reading Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

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Colorado ready for the next Space Age, but hurdles remain

Colorado’s space industry ranks among the most diverse in the nation — and that diversity could lead to an even stronger global position as the aerospace industry enters what many are calling the “new Space Age.” While the state ranks No. 2 nationally in number of aerospace jobs behind California, the industry sector in Colorado… Continue Reading Colorado ready for the next Space Age, but hurdles remain

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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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