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Lockheed Martin ships out first Orion spacecraft

The Lockheed Martin Orion team shipped out the first Orion crew module spacecraft structure today from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. The spacecraft is headed to Lockheed Martin’s Denver, Colo., facilities where it will undergo a series of rigorous tests to confirm Orion’s ability to safely fly astronauts through all the harsh environments of deep space exploration missions.


Small Biz Center offering nine-month coaching program

The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center will offer Denver metro businesses a nine-month coaching program designed to catapult established businesses to the next level of growth. The Growth Catalyst Business Coaching Program is available to business owners who have been operating for at least two years and assists them in establishing a three-year vision for their companies.


NASA Deputy Administrator visits Colorado innovation sites

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visited Boulder, Colo. today to meet with entrepreneurs and discuss innovations in space exploration and technology development critical to America's future in space.


DIA breaks all-time passenger traffic record in 2010

2010 totals set new records for busiest December, busiest single day and busiest holiday travel season


Colorado ranks 3rd in Technology and Science Index

With competition rising from abroad and federal funding increasingly scarce, states are looking to their own innovation assets as a way to grow and sustain a 21st century economy. Some states, including third-ranked Colorado, have successfully built and leveraged their science and technology resources through investment and long-term planning.


CSU professor receives $625k defense grant

A Colorado State University computer scientist will spend the next two years teaching computers to take pictures and describe the pictures in words, which could eventually help the U.S. military with remote surveillance.


Lockheed Martin opens new virtual laboratory

Lockheed Martin plans to increase the affordability and efficiency of space system development with the opening of a new advanced technology and virtual simulation facility, known as the Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory (CHIL). The CHIL, located at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company headquarters in Littleton, Colo., integrates several virtual reality technologies enabling engineers and technicians to validate, test, and understand products and processes virtually before creating them physically. The result is a reduction in risk with savings in both time and cost.


ULA launches first West Coast Delta IV Heavy mission

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg AirForce Base in California on January 20th. The Delta IV Heavy, at 235 feet or approximately 23 stories tall, is the largest rocket ever to launch from the West Coast of the United States. The mission is in support of national defense.


CSU receives $627,000 for high-performance computing

The National Science Foundation has awarded Colorado State University $627,326 in stimulus funds for a centralized high-performance computing system available to all university researchers.


Hickenlooper inaugurated as Colorado’s 42nd Governor

A geologist turned brewer who went on to become Mayor of Denver was sworn in January 11 as Colorado's 42nd governor.