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  • Following Official Announcement of U.S. Space Command, Colorado Congressional Delegation and Governor Reiterate Call for Basing Headquarters in Colorado
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy

    Today, following the White House’s official announcement of the creation of U.S. Space Command, the entire Colorado Congressional Delegation and Governor Jared Polis sent a new letter to the U.S. Department of Defense reiterating their call for the headquarters to be reestablished in Colorado. In the letter to acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan and Commander of U.S. Space Command General John W. Raymond, the leaders tout Colorado’s leading role in national security space, its robu... Read more

  • Politics Unplugged - Rep. Perlmutter
    Posted in In the News on August 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Transportation, Gun Violence Prevention, Infrastructure

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  • Q&A: Talking about space with NASA boss Jim Bridenstine
    Posted in In the News on August 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    NASA’s top boss, Jim Bridenstine, visited the CU Boulder campus Friday morning. It wasn't just to check out their brand-new aerospace engineering building, but to meet some of the students that will be designing the future of space. On his tour of the new facility, Bridenstine saw students building drones that can withstand harsh atmospheric conditions. He saw them building miniature space-ready science satellites, and watched them test a virtual reality program designed to train astronauts for ... Read more

  • Collaboration and Bipartisanship of Colorado Congressional Delegation the Focus of Colorado Chamber Luncheon
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Jobs & the Economy, Healthcare, Infrastructure

    DENVER – The collaborative working relationship among Colorado’s congressional delegation was on display at the Colorado Chamber’s biennial congressional luncheon today, featuring U.S. Reps. Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Doug Lamborn, Joe Neguse, and Ed Perlmutter. The representatives addressed members of the Colorado Chamber for a bipartisan discussion on business issues related to health care, trade, workforce and economic development, and Space Command. “This is one of the few opportunities that... Read more

  • Astronauts on Mars? Australia might help put them there
    Posted in In the News on August 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    The US just celebrated 50 years since the first moon landing. You probably didn't know that Australia just celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the Australian Space Agency. Why would you? With a staff of just 30 or so, it was set up last year with a budget of $41 million over four years, plus another $19.5 million for an infrastructure fund. This isn't only paltry when you measure it against NASA's $US21 billion. Even Canada invests a quarter-billion US dollars a year in space. Ind... Read more

  • Why the lessons of Apollo are still relevant
    Posted in In the News on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    WHERE WERE YOU? More than half a billion people around the world watched Neil Armstrong take his first “small step” 50 years ago this weekend. We talked to more than a dozen cabinet officials, lawmakers and other D.C. personalities who described the fear, excitement, awe, and sense of unity they felt during the seminal achievement. “Our country held its breath at every stage that Apollo 11 had to go through to get to the moon and get back,” Rep. Mike Turner, an Ohio Republican, told us. “From li... Read more

  • Bridenstine says NASA planning for human Mars missions in 2030s
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 15 that, as NASA presses ahead with plans to return humans to the moon by 2024, he will not rule out a first human mission to Mars as soon as 2033. Bridenstine’s comments, near the end of a 45-minute briefing with reporters about the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the new Artemis program, are the latest sign of a renewed emphasis on human missions to Mars as a long-term goal for the agency in recent weeks. “We are working right now, in fact, to put... Read more

  • Is America’s next big leap off earth just a ‘moondoggle’?
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    In about three years, if all goes as planned, the American government will launch a cylinder-shaped module 250 million miles into space and insert it into orbit around the moon. Next will come another capsule, then another, all to be joined into a human habitat orbiting as close as 1,000 miles to the lunar surface. On one end will be two massive wings with solar panels; on the other, a docked spacecraft that will shuttle humans back and forth between the moon and Earth. The Lunar Gateway is the ... Read more

  • LAUNCH WINDOW: Space command center could put Aurora into a new orbit
    Posted in Articles on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s inbox probably has more mail from Colorado these days. Leaders across the state are lobbying for the new U.S. Space Command to be based here, and they’re making a strong case. Letters from the business community, local elected officials and the state’s congressional delegation have pointed out that Colorado is well-situated for the program because of a flourishing aerospace industry and a growing education sector devoted to engineering and all things space. T... Read more

  • Leaders say siting US Space Command at Buckley would be ‘largest’ economic boon in Aurora history
    Posted in In the News on April 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    Colorado officials are pitching the state’s existing aerospace industry as the foundation for why U.S. Space Command should be based in the state, and local business leaders say siting the headquarters in Aurora would likely be the biggest economic development venture the city has ever seen. Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora is one of six bases that are rumored to be finalists for getting the command center. Aurora Chamber of Commerce president Kevin Hougen said the command center would first bri... Read more

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