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Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine Reaching Colorado's Youth

Posted: January 8, 2019

Have you seen the most recent edition of the Colorado Aerospace STEM MagazineClick here to view!

The CO Aerospace Magazine is distributed to every school district within the state to encourage students to consider entering into Aerospace and STEM industries when they are able to join the workforce. Colorado has the second largest aerospace industry within the country and the aim of the magazine is to continue the growth of the industry as well as strengthen it with motivated young people who see the importance of Aerospace and STEM.

This magazine touches far and wide and benefits so many youngsters, Montrose Superintendent, Stephen Schiell explains, “We are very excited about the publication you provide! In fact, we distribute this magazine to our staff twice each month in our communications. We embed this with our ALL STAFF updates in one communication, and once again specifically to our principals and secretaries.”

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of engaging Colorado’s future aerospace fanatics! 
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Deadline For Advertising In February 's Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine Is January 15

Posted: January 8, 2019

The first ever Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine is finally here and we need your support! The monthly e-magazine is free for all educators, students, and parents and is just for Colorado. View the June, July, and August STEM Magazines. 

There are opportunities for content submission and advertising. The Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine will go out in February, 2019. Advertisements must be submitted to [email protected] no later than January 15, 2019.

Sponsorship Available:

$1,100/year - One Full page of advertising space each month and content submission (savings of $1,300!)

Month-to-month: $200/full page advertisement or $100/half page advertisement. 

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

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David Simmons Renewed To CSBR This Past Week!

Posted: January 8, 2019

CSBR would like to thank the following person for renewing his CSBR Membership this past week! Thank you for joining us for another year.


  • David Simmons - Teller County Assessor

Remember -- you can search all CSBR members on the website.

CSBR Is Wishing You Happy Holidays!

Posted: December 18, 2018


Collins Aerospace To Create Astronaut Trash Compaction System For NASA

Posted: December 18, 2018

Collins Aerospace has secured a contract from NASA to develop an integrated on-site trash compaction and processing system.

Designed to handle astronaut trash in-situ, the system will be developed under NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) initiative.

It will be based on Collins’ Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) experience to safely recover and process valuable resources from the trash compaction system.

The system is also expected to reduce the loss of cabin air while recovering the maximum amount of water.

Using the compaction process, the system is also anticipated to cut trash volume by 93%, thereby turning 2ft³ of trash into a 9in x 9in x 1.75in disc, or converting the size of a beer keg to a small pizza.

Collins is expected to develop and test the design of the system over an 18-month period, while NASA will conduct a preliminary design review (PDR) once the system is developed.

This phase will follow a second stage involving procurement.

Collins Aerospace Space Systems senior business manager Shawn Macleod said: “Astronaut trash poses a significant challenge for future missions to the Moon and Mars.

“Right now, the crew on the International Space Station generates roughly 2ft³ of trash per day, and a resupply vehicle comes and hauls it away about every four months.

“On the 18-month journey to Mars, that will not be an option. To facilitate longer missions, we need a new way to handle trash in-situ, and our system offers the solution.”

The current methods of managing astronaut trash involve temporarily storing and disposing them on Earth or incineration during re-entry in a disposable supply vehicle.

According to Collins, returning trash to Earth is not a practical solution while abandoning it during the mission could lead to the loss of valuable recoverable items and trash disposal could pose a planetary protection risk.

The company’s new system aims to address these issues.

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