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NASA’s future is uncertain no more. After more than a year, Congress passed the NASA authorization bill last week, much to the relief of many of the region’s aerospace companies and their employees. “America’s civil space program has been in costly and divisive turmoil since Congress received the president’s budget proposal,” said Space Foundation Chief… Continue Reading NASA gets boost as Senate passes authorization bill

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New Department of Defense contracting guidelines seek to cut department costs while maintaining profit for defense companies. But can both be done at the same time? The guidelines are supposed to improve management, while giving defense companies incentives to lower production costs. The idea is to cut unnecessary expenses, say DoD officials. “With incentives, profitability… Continue Reading DoD seeks to cut costs without affecting contractors

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The space wars are heating up. Boeing has found itself competing for the first time to keep its U.S. missile defense work, with Lockheed Martin also vying for a shot at the $10 billion government contract. The Missile Defense Agency, which has a sizeable presence at Schriever Air Force Base, will soon take bids on… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin making a run at Boeing’s missile contract

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Huntsville, Ala., has been beating Colorado Springs at the aerospace jobs game for a long time. As Business Journal reporter Amy Gillentine reported in last week’s issue, the reasons why are numerous. They’re winning because their efforts are coordinated. Huntsville enjoys widespread private and public support for its economic development organizations. There’s a prevailing belief… Continue Reading Let’s see a lot more focus on attracting space jobs

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If you’ve looked at our cover this week, you’ll have noticed I spent a little bit of time in Huntsville this month. While there, I was able to tour NASA, see the place where we tested the first rockets to go into space, and visit some of the fastest-growing companies in the country. I also… Continue Reading Visit reveals Huntsville’s strengths, insecurities

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You can find uncertainty mixed with optimism in this town. The optimism comes from studies that find aerospace companies plan to hire 15,469 people nationwide this year. A good share of those jobs is likely to land in Huntsville. The unease stems from NASA’s new direction, which involves cutting the Constellation and… Continue Reading As NASA’s fortunes rise, fall, so do Huntsville’s

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — When Mirian Dyns moved from Stanford University in California to Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute, she was worried about the schools, about activities for her three boys and about making the small Alabama city home after life in California. Two years later, those worries have been put to rest. Her boys are enrolled in… Continue Reading Huntsville’s charms surprise newcomers every day

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The University of Colorado is one of eight universities and other institutions chosen to be part of a new center focusing on commercial space travel, launch operations and space commerce. The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday announced the selection of CU-Boulder to participate in the Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. The FAA’s Office of… Continue Reading CU-Boulder chosen as partner in new space center

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A new satellite that will monitor the clutter in orbit around the Earth is now expected to launch in late September, more than two months later than originally scheduled. The Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite was grounded first by concerns about software in the Minotaur IV rocket and then by a problem in some connectors in… Continue Reading Sept launch expected for debris-watching satellite

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Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base — deep inside Cheyenne Mountain — has a newly permanent tenant. U.S. Strategic Command has decided to keep its missile warning center at Cheyenne Mountain. The command has long had a presence inside Cheyenne Mountain, but its commander finally made the decision to keep it there on a permanent basis… Continue Reading U.S. Strategic Command re-ups at Cheyenne Mtn.

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