Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has completed development of prototype launch vehicle flight computers equipped to bring safety and reliability to future human spaceflight systems. These flight computers were financed by Ball Aerospace and are based on deployed units now being used by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in their simulation laboratories to develop software and test systems for future human-rated launch vehicles. The computers are a critical part of the electronic command and control flight avionics system and are distinguished in their superior performance and NASA's highest level human safety specification.
A $670 million NASA orbiting mission to probe the past climate of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder reached a major milestone in mid July when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review by the space agency.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced July 22, 2011, Colorado will receive a $1 million grant to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion.
$213.2 million total includes 11 percent increase to CU fundraising arm
Supports STEM education in Colorado
Metropolitan State College of Denver's Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science was awarded the Loening Trophy, the oldest and most prestigious collegiate aviation award. The award recognizes the most outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program in the country.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced July 20, 2011, a statewide work plan to spur Colorado's economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. "The Colorado Blueprint: A bottom-up approach to economic development" is the product of an unprecedented effort to engage every county in Colorado on how best to improve the state's economy.
Gov. John Hickenlooper will talk about the "Colorado Blueprint: A bottom-up approach to economic development" during a press conference July 20 in Denver. He will also make stops in Windsor and Fort Morgan later in the day to talk about the statewide economic development work plan.
NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced July 18, 2011, an agreement for technical support through NASA's Commercial Crew Program at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to offer technical information on the Atlas V to support using the rocket to launch astronauts into space.