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.
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.
A geologist turned brewer who went on to become Mayor of Denver was sworn in January 11 as Colorado's 42nd governor.
Gov. John Hickenlooper attended a luncheon January 11 for the My Colorado student contest winners and signed an executive order to create the Governor's Education Leadership Council.
Gov. Ritter leaves office Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, completing a historic four-year term of leading Colorado forward in the New Energy Economy, education reform, increasing access to healthcare and protecting the most vulnerable among us during difficult economic times.
A record-breaking total of 4,024,492 passengers were recorded at Denver International Airport (DIA) in November, a significant eight percent increase from the 3,727,828 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year, marking the busiest November in the airport's history.