On September 14, 2011, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver International Airport (DIA) announced that Icelandair will begin year-round, nonstop service from Denver to Reykjavik in May 2012. The new service will connect the Mile High City to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Europe and is expected to bring more than $28 million in annual economic impact to the state. Icelandair is the first new carrier to initiate transatlantic service at DIA in more than 10 years.
Campaign will educate the public on impact of indiscriminate budget cuts
Colorado State University ranks in the top tier of the nation's best universities and is one of the top 20 that makes writing a priority as a critical element of student success, according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" edition released Sept. 13, 2011.
NASA's two GRAIL spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], launched Sept. 10, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 9:08 a.m. EDT aboard a Delta II Heavy rocket provided by United Launch Alliance.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp is one of four companies that will study the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants in space under a contract to NASA. Each company was awarded up to $600K to accomplish this half-year effort.
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The Tempest unmanned aircraft -- a University of Colorado Boulder-developed system that was the first to intercept a "supercell" thunderstorm -- will be exhibited at a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building, located on Constitution Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets NE in Washington, D.C.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is carrying a suite of instruments including a $32 million University of Colorado Boulder package, has provided scientists with new information that energy from some solar flares is stronger and lasts longer than previously thought.
Space Angels Network, LLC, a national network of seed- and earlystage investors focused on aerospace-related ventures, and eSpace: The Center For Space Entrepreneurship in Boulder, Colorado, announced Sept. 6, 2011, the beginning of a collaborative partnership to help foster the success of entrepreneurial space ventures. Under the new agreement, Space Angels Network will work with companies participating in eSpace's programs to help them prepare for pitching their new ventures to investors. The companies will then have the opportunity to meet with Space Angels Network members to facilitate investments.