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NASA mission to Mars completes major milestone at CU

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.


Colorado to receive $1M grant to fuel college completion

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. 


CU celebrates best year ever for private support

$213.2 million total includes 11 percent increase to CU fundraising arm


Colorado Lt. Gov. Garcia visits Space Foundation

Supports STEM education in Colorado


Metro State Flight Team wins prestigious Loening Trophy

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.


Hickenlooper unveils statewide economic development plan

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.


Hickenlooper to announce state economic development plan

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 begins commercial partnership with ULA

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.


ULA marks the 50th successful GPS launch

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-2 payload lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 2:41 a.m. EDT July 16, 2011. This is the seventh ULA launch this year.