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The space shuttle Atlantis carried three University of Colorado payloads to the International Space Station on its final flight. The biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists understand how and why micro-organisms flourish in the low-gravity conditions of space, were developed at UC-Boulder. The experiments on biofilms, which are clusters of microorganisms that adhere […]
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Legislation under consideration by the House Armed Forces Committee would end the common practice of awarding defense contracts to companies who owe more than $3,000 in back taxes. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Indiana) said the government could earn $1 billion a year by withholding some contracts from business. Companies that have a role […]
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Currents of uncertainty, a little fear and some anger ran beneath the glitz and glamour of the after-parties at the Space Symposium last week. The tension was especially palpable at the high-tech displays in the exhibit hall, some of which showed models of technology that won’t be needed any longer as NASA ended its shuttle […]
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The satellite industry saw a banner year in 2009, and is expecting even more success in future years. The reason: Satellites provide services that an increasing number of people around the globe want – Direct TV, cell phones, broadband Internet services. The discussion was part of a four-person panel about emerging innovation in the satellite […]
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Colorado Sen. Mark Udall says he’s guardedly optimistic about saving space-related jobs in Colorado after speaking with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Democrats, met with Bolden on Monday to discuss the impact on Colorado of President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel NASA’s Constellation program, meant to return humans to the […]
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Monday, April 12, 2010 7:30 AM Cyber 1.0 Cyber 1.0 is a new addition to the 26th National Space Symposium being conducted by the Space Foundation. It will feature presentations and interactive demos aimed at clarifying Air Force Space Command’s newly acquired cyberspace mission.  This event is SOLD OUT. Location: Rocky Mountain Ballroom – Broadmoor […]
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The next big push for the aerospace industry isn’t outer space — it’s cyberspace, where war is waged by keystroke. That’s big news for Colorado Springs, home of the 24th Air Force division, which is on the front line of the cyberspace mission as part of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson. Government aerospace […]
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A new emphasis on the aerospace industry Colorado Springs’ economic development officials are stepping up efforts to recruit aerospace companies to the region. And if they have to elbow Denver out of the way to do it, that’s fine, too. Aerospace already has a huge presence in the Springs; it represents 40 percent of the […]
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The growth of the space industry in Colorado Springs might be the best-kept secret in town. Everyone’s familiar with the Air Force Space Command. But few people realize, for instance, that NASA’s deep-space equipment — including the Mars Rover — is monitored by ITT Systems on Powers Boulevard. Boeing Corp., meanwhile, is working on missile […]
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