Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations are planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in the Springs. Veterans from across the region will take to the Colorado Springs downtown streets Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day. The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The parade will proceed down Tejon Street, starting […]
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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will temporarily house the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum within its Discovery Center. The space at the Discovery Center will allow the Children’s Museum to host traveling exhibits and bring “world class children’s museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors,” according to a news release issued Tuesday by both organizations. […]
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  Officials from the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which helps businesses secure government contracts,  say the organization helped create nearly 14,000 jobs during the last fiscal year. The said PTAC clients received contract awards worth $694 million, creating and retaining 13,878 private sector jobs across Colorado. “Without a doubt, the PTAC is providing an […]
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GPS has been broadcasting signals for nearly 40 years. During that time, a number of myths, misconceptions and falsehoods have surfaced. Let’s examine some common myths surrounding GPS, which has a direct tie to Colorado Springs. 1. The U.S. military controls GPS.  GPS is operated by the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever […]
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“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 […]
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One of the biggest rock stars in the world of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will kickoff the 28th National Space Symposium with a keynote address. Those outside the science world might best know Tyson as host of the PBS program NOVA ScienceNOW, but he is also the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York’s Hayden […]
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As the U.S. Army prepares to cut 80,000 military members — a 14 percent reduction in active-duty personnel — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel came to Fort Carson last week and assured soldiers that the cuts are an opportunity for a more nimble fighting force. Fort Carson will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part […]
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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 […]
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New opportunities and aid for local veterans, service members and their families are now available, as partnerships and efforts to empower and provide high-quality care to the military community expand in the Pikes Peak region. El Paso County’s 80,000 veterans and 40,000 active duty personnel and their spouses can utilize free financial, legal and behavioral […]
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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Intecon won  the Prime Contractor of the Year award from the Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Intecon LLC received the National and Region VII Prime Contractor of the Year award, which the SBA gives to “small businesses that have provided the government with outstanding goods and services as […]
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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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Sierra Nevada Corp. filed a motion for judicial review of the results of an investigation in a lawsuit filed by Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co. against the U.S. Air Force. Because of the suit, the Air Force set aside Sierra’s contract for light air support and asked for a commander-directed investigation into the source-selection process. The […]
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