The board of directors for the National Museum of World War II Aviation has almost everything it needs: the land, some exhibits, an educational plan and concept drawings. Airplanes ready to go on display, and steel has been acquired to build a hangar that will serve as an education building. All it needs now is […]
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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue. […]
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After a slow start, development in the Commercial Aeronautical Zone surrounding Colorado Springs Airport is poised to take off. There’s particular excitement about the prospect of development at Peak Innovation Park, the 900-acre master-planned business park that occupies the south end of the zone, on both sides of Milton Proby Parkway at the entrance to […]
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Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced Tuesday the name of the company that will be created by the spinning off of its Colorado Springs-based Mission Systems division. The new company will be named Vectrus, according to an Exelis news release. “Vectrus is a blended name derived from the words Vector and Trust,” the release stated. “Vector […]
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The Hubble Telescope will celebrate its 25th birthday later this month. The space telescope 347 miles above Earth has beamed back valuable information about the universe and stunning high-definition photographs of other galaxies and planets. Hubble has ties to Colorado Springs. Now, all five of the major working instruments for the telescope are made by […]
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Legendary American astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other former NASA personnel are scheduled to attend this year’s Yuri’s Night celebration, an annual event hosted by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The April 12 event at the Foundation’s World Headquarters building in Colorado Springs will mark the 54th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s inaugural Earth orbit in 1961. It also marks the […]
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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 […]
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In a few years, Harris Corp. has grown its Colorado Springs location from three employees to 83 and has plans to continue to grow in spite of the uncertain federal budget environment. The company started its government services division in the Springs in 2006. Division head Chris Forseth said the company outgrew both its first […]
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The Space Foundation signed an agreement with Colorado State University at Pueblo to provide distance education, internship, pre-service and in-service instruction, as well as collaborative research and service opportunities. The two organizations signed the agreement today, and plan to explore new ways to enhance teaching at the Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels, to improve the […]
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In May, a drone landed on the White House lawn; last year, another one landed in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she was speaking at an outdoor event. And drones are now used to film concerts, by Realtors showcasing neighborhoods and they have even been considered as the vehicle of the future to […]
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Joint Strategic Solutions (JSS), a formal joint venture formed between Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies LLC and Colorado Springs-based Apogee Engineering LLC, has been awarded a five-year, $800 million contract supporting U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. Both Delta Solutions and Apogee anticipate growth from this effort will […]
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Global positioning satellites kept the aerospace industry — and Colorado Springs companies — aloft in 2010. The aerospace economy grew 7.7 percent in 2010, reaching a record total of $276.5 billion, and the industry as a whole has grown 48 percent since 2005, thanks in large part to the boom in GPS products. Nowhere is […]
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