In The News

Things to keep your spirits up! 

Behind the Wings – Season 2 premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS. For those of you seeking a respite from current news feeds, this series - produced by Wings Over the Rockies - will provide a fascinating and welcome respite! You can find more info on the series schedule and opportunities to support Wings Over the Rockies’ education programs here.

- Shared by Vicky Lea, Director Aerospace and Aviation, Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.


The March issue of Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine Has Been Released

Posted: March 13, 2020

The newest issue of the Colorado Aerospace STEM magazine has been released. View the March issue online here.

The monthly e-magazine is free for all educators, students, and parents and is just for Colorado. There are opportunities for content submission and advertising. The Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine goes out the first week of each month. Advertisements are due by the 15th of the month.

Interested in a sponsorship? Have more questions? Email: [email protected]

Click here to become a sponsor!

Notes from the Chair…

Posted: Jan. 2, 2020

A new year is upon us! 

Last year was an incredible year for the aerospace & defense industry in Colorado. Space Command was established in Colorado Springs, Co., and an all woman space-walk occurred with their space suits supported by research innovations developed at CU Boulder. NASA continues to be on track with the Artemis mission planning. In addition, Colorado-based small companies continued to grow and be recognized both nationally and globally, companies such as  Advanced Space, Roccor, York Space Systems, Oakman Aerospace, and Red Canyon Software. Colorado companies received over 31 SBIR grants in 2019, which put us in the top 3 states receiving SBIR grants. 

With our many successes, there are still ongoing challenges to overcome  - workforce pipeline and diversity needs must be addressed to ensure we are successful and continue to engender our community. Our aerospace economy will continue to create a workforce demand and we must welcome those who are trained and have the desire to contribute to the success of this ecosystem.

In the coming year Colorado will be host to the Aerospace States Association Policy meeting, which is co-Chaired by our own Lt. Governor Diane Primavera. The meeting creates an opportunity for our members and partners to showcase our efforts here in Colorado. The Colorado chapter is lead by the Lt. Governor as well as the Colorado Vice-Chair organizations – Colorado Space Coalition, CSBR, and Citizens for Space Exploration.

CSBR continues to be a part of the Colorado aerospace ecosystem and a supporter of all of our space business entities. Whether they are academic, industry or defense or if their size is large, medium, or small. We look forward to another successful year for us all!

Engage, Connect & Thrive!






Alires Almon

Chair, Colorado Space Business Roundtable


CSBR Space Roundup…2019

Posted: Jan. 2, 2020

The CSBR Space Round Up was held for the 16th year at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Over 260 people attended the day of roundtable panels, exhibitor tables and our luncheon, which showcased keynote speaker, United launch Alliance CEO, Salvatore “Tory” Bruno. 

CSBR Chair Alires Almon, leads a panel discussing the human centered challenges we face in deep space exploration activities. Former NASA Astronaut USAF Col.Jack Fischer, gave great insight into the human experience with space missions.  Lockheed Martin Director of Human Space, Vanessa Aponte, PhD and Wendy Buckles. 






Barry Hamilton, CEO of Red Canyon Software, leads a panel discussing the technical challenges going to the Moon. 









Mr. George Sparks, CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, was honored with the 2019 CSBR Cosmic Contributor Award. George was recognized as a champion of the aerospace community and his continued support of the Round Up and other science related activities, such as the founding of the Institute for Science and Policy. Roundup Chair, Joe Troutman looks on as CSBR Chair, Alires Almon hands Mr. Sparks his award.







We were fortunate to have Mr. Salvatore “Tory” Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance as the luncheon keynote speaker.  He shared his vision of near future space exploration and the role that ULA will play in that vision.










Luncheon Attendees, engineers from Ball Aerospace and Seekr Engineering, with Col. Jack Fisher. 










Andy Merritt, Regional Director for Senator Cory Gardner, Chrystal Morgan, Sr. Director, ULA and David Eddy, Colorado Director for The Boeing Company. 







CSBR Attendee from Boulder Engineering Studio asks a question of the panel.  








Save the date to join us later this year on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 for another great opportunity to engage and connect with the Colorado Aerospace community and CSBR.

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