In The News

We All Landed on the Moon.

Posted: July 15, 2019

This weekend on July 20th, we celebrate one of the most celebrated accomplishments in human history—the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 when humans landed on the moon.  Three men took the journey and two stepped foot on our moon’s surface, representing the cumulation of human technology and many of our dreams.  They showed us what team work, drive and ambition can achieve.  What was surprising, or not,  was that it wasn’t just a dream for America, it was a dream achieved for humanity. Those men set a new bar for us and set up a new path for our dreams.

Today, many new undertakings are pushing the envelope to make that dream of space exploration even bigger AND more realistic.  In the next 50 years, we can expect to see a new crew of astronauts – both men and women – land on the moon. We can expect to see the start of new space facilities orbiting in cis-lunar space and lunar orbit. We will even get to see a crewed mission to Mars.

These endeavors will not be achieved without the many contributions of companies that have roots here in Colorado. Companies small and large, new and legacy are all making sure that we cooperate to make those big dreams come true.  This is evidenced by Colorado companies receiving over 30 SBIR grants in 2019. CSBR members such as AMPTRoccorRed Canyon Software, and Advanced Space are on that list. Colorado prime contractors are leading the way creating avenue for small companies all over the state to become part of their supply chain. All of these activities, are part of the bigger picture of space exploration. It takes a lot to get humans into space and to make the space economy thrive. At CSBR we are proud to facilitate the pieces of the dream for humanity’s future in space.

Alires Almon

Chair, Colorado Space Business Roundtable

 

Ball Aerospace Completes Critical Design Review of NASA'S IXPE Mission

Posted: July 15, 2019

The mission critical design review (M-CDR) of NASA's Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) space-based astrophysics observatory was recently completed at Ball Aerospace's Boulder, Colorado, facility. The IXPE mission is led by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, with support from Ball Aerospace, the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at University of Colorado Boulder and other partners.

IXPE is a Small Explorer, or SMEX mission, which is part of NASA's Astrophysics Explorer Program. Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, is the principal investigator for the mission. Once launched in 2021, IXPE will measure the polarization of cosmic X-rays to improve our understanding of the fundamental physics of extreme and exotic objects in the universe, such as black holes.

Read More: https://www.ball.com/aerospace/newsroom/detail?newsid=123972

 

Colorado Sponsored Apollo 11 Coin Commemoration

 Posted: July 15, 2019

Colorado U. S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner co-sponsored a bill that created the Apollo 1150th Anniversary Commemorative coin set. It was issued by the United States Mint on January 24th, 2019.  In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, Public Law 114-282 authorizes a four-coin program: a curved $5 gold coin, a curved $1 silver coin, a curved half-dollar clad coin, and a curved 5 ounce $1 silver proof coin.

To order your set go to: https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/commemorative-coins/apollo-11-50th-anniversary

 

Apollopalooza Is Here!

Posted: July 15, 2019

Saturday, July 13 – Saturday July 20, 2019
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
7711 East Academy Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230

Get full schedule of events and activities here: https://wingsmuseum.org/events/apollo/

 

Celebrate the Past and Inspire the Future at the Space Foundation Discovery Center Apollo 11 Celebration on July 20th

Posted: July 15, 2019

On July 20, 1969, two Americans were the first humans to step foot on the Moon. Now, 50 years later, we are looking back and remembering where we were when Neil Armstrong took that first step and spoke the iconic words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
At the Space Foundation, we are not only looking back at one of the greatest achievements in human history, but also looking forward at what it takes to get humankind to Mars and beyond. On Saturday, July 20, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is inviting the community to come together and celebrate where we have been, and where we are going.

Space Foundation Vice President of Education Bryan DeBates said, “While we look back to reflect on and honor one of the most astounding feats in human history which inspired an entire generation of STEM professionals, it is important that we continue to look forward to the next 50 years, as well. It is imperative that we inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, who will be the ones to take us back to the Moon and then on to Mars.”
Thanks to premier sponsor Raytheon, the first 25 military families will be granted free admission to the celebration on July 20. Proper I.D. is required, and free admission is limited to four family members.

To find out more and get tickets go to: https://www.spacefoundation.org/news/celebrate-past-and-inspire-future-space-foundation-discovery-center-apollo-11-celebration-july

 
<< first < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > last >>

Page 1 of 67