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NASA urged to return to its roots

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

Colorado aerospace: All systems go

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The aerospace industry is faring much better in Colorado than in other states across the nation — and that holds true in Colorado Springs as well. Continue Reading Colorado aerospace: All systems go

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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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Lockheed Martin Corp. today unveiled a cavernous test facility at its Waterton Canyon site south of Denver, where full-size mock-ups of the space station and the front section of the Orion can be used to practice docking maneuvers. The company also showed off a test version of the Orion spacecraft, which was initially meant to return… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin unveils test site, Orion craft

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Colorado’s congressional delegation, including lawmakers from the Springs, is fighting to save about 1,000 aerospace jobs that are related to the Orion crew-capsule program. The jobs are threatened, they said in a letter to President Obama, because of NASA’s effort to shift termination costs from the Constellation spaceflight program to private government contractors. The federal… Continue Reading Orion jobs threatened by NASA budget shortfall

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Orion space capsule resurrected

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Colorado senators and congressmen are welcoming President Barack Obama’s decision to save a version of the Orion space capsule being developed in Colorado.
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