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Panel: Private sector has solid position in space enterprises

A group of advisors and space program experts gathered Tuesday to discuss legislation and policy flowing from the nation’s capital during the Space Symposium’s “A View from Washington” panel at The Broadmoor. Much of the discussion surrounded the future of commercial space programs, including private-sector satellites and rockets used to transport cargo, as well as… Continue Reading Panel: Private sector has solid position in space enterprises

Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting,… Continue Reading Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

Dream Chaser Nevada-headquartered Sierra Nevada Corp. is developing the Dream Chaser Space System, a vehicle designed for commercial and cargo transportation to and from low-Earth orbit. The company, which has a location in Louisville (near Boulder), has won bids totaling more than $330 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew project to transport astronauts to… Continue Reading NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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Colorado Crossing sits as litigation abounds

Half-finished buildings sit with gaping holes, windows without glass, parking lots without cars. Classy signs announce the now-derailed development: Colorado Crossing, on the weeded byway leading to its skeletal remains off Voyager and Interquest parkways. A nearly completed multiplex movie theater, flanked by a half-done office building and a parking garage, all sit vacant and… Continue Reading Colorado Crossing sits as litigation abounds

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The space industry’s largest global event takes place next week in Colorado Springs — without NASA, the U.S. space agency. Thanks to budget cuts by the federal government, no one from NASA will be exhibiting, presenting or attending the 29th annual Space Symposium. “This has been our most challenging year,” said Space Foundation spokeswoman Janet… Continue Reading Travel ban sidelines NASA, but Symposium still attracts 9,000

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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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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is loaning a full-scale model of the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe to the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The actual probe was part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and was carried to the Saturn system by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and plunged through the atmosphere of the moon Titan on… Continue Reading JPL loans Space Foundation a model of Huygens probe

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Groups protest cuts to NASA, NOAA

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The 2012 appropriations bill – still being debated in Congress – has substantial cuts both to NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prompting calls of concern from aviation and aerospace groups. Continue Reading Groups protest cuts to NASA, NOAA

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NASA picks Colorado’s Orion crew

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NASA has accepted the Orion crew exploration vehicle design as its choice for a multi-purpose crew vehicle to be used in deep space – saving thousands of jobs in Colorado. NASA said the vehicle was the best choice for exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and commended the Orion designers for creating it with a reduced budget.… Continue Reading NASA picks Colorado’s Orion crew

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