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Astronauts aren’t the only ones exploring the final frontier — attorneys are venturing into the unknown, too, with tasks such as establishing legal responsibility for space junk and protecting space craft patents. The practice of space law is growing in Colorado Springs thanks to the prominence of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and […]
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Uncertainty with the federal budget means the U.S. Air Force Academy is receiving fewer dollars from government agencies this year — but that isn’t halting progress at the cadet research and development centers.
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Colorado’s vision for a spaceport at Front Range Airport just got a step closer to reality. The Federal Aviation Administration just gave the state a $200,000 grant for a feasibility study for the spaceport. Colorado’s application for a spaceport is part of a collaborative public-private, statewide partnership, said Sen. Michael Bennett in a press release […]
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As the Pentagon weighs whether the newly converted 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team will stay at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is counting the potential cost — in community and in dollars — of possibly losing 10,000 soldiers and family members for good. It’s been a week since the Army released a Programmatic Environmental Assessment regarding […]
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Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado […]
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Colorado’s first Joint Land Use Study offering citizens an opportunity to weigh in on military and community land use issues began this week, with an online community survey open through May 31 and telephone town hall scheduled this month. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is asking for public input, requesting El Paso County […]
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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 […]
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Thousands of years ago, the Greeks created rules for sailing the high seas. Those rules have become what is known today as maritime law — regulations that govern travel through international waters. And some experts say it’s time for that same level of international cooperation for cyber security rules. What happens if an attack occurs, […]
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The Space Foundation promoted Charles Zimkas from COO to president, reporting directly to CEO Elliot Pulham. Zimkas has been with the Space Foundation, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that promotes aerospace industries and exploration, since 1986. He was in the Air Force before that, and selected as one of the 12 outstanding airmen of the year, […]
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Eight local businesses have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance to offer discounts on Fridays through the end of the fiscal year to the federal civilian employees who are currently being furloughed. The furloughs were part of the Budget Control Act, which requires nearly every federal worker to take 11 days of unpaid […]
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  Budget cuts have taken their toll on the Air Force Academy and its overall economic impact to the community. Last year at this time, the Academy trumpeted its largest economic impact – $999 million, very close to $1 billion. This year, the AFA reports an economic impact of $898.8 million, still an impressive number. […]
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The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport will return this summer. Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and  The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, announced this week that the second running of the event will take place June 26 and 27 as part of Pikes Peak […]
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