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3 years 1 month ago

NASA has new plans for a rocket

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA is unveiling its design for a gigantic new rocket, bigger than the one that sent astronauts to the moon. And it will go even farther away. NASA on Wednesday will detail its much-delayed plans for the rocket, called the Space Launch System, which will cost...

3 years 3 months ago

NASA will lose 7,000 jobs

With the end of NASA's space shuttle program this month, some 7,000 space jobs in Florida, and the end of many jobs in the communities near the Space Coast. The highly-skilled space workers will have to compete in a labor market where more than one in 10 in America...

3 years 8 months ago

Space day planned at CSU-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer a Space Exploration Seminar on Wednesday. The seminar will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the Occhiato University Center with a variety of workshops and a keynote address by Former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Ronald Sega. The seminar is offered at...

4 years 2 months ago

CU-Boulder chosen as partner in new space center

The University of Colorado is one of eight universities and other institutions chosen to be part of a new center focusing on commercial space travel, launch operations and space commerce. The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday announced the selection of CU-Boulder to participate in the Center of Excellence for Commercial...

4 years 4 months ago

The Air Force has 1,001 new lieutenants

The 1001 graduates of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2010 have taken the oath and are now fully commissioned 2nd Lieutenants. In his commencement address this morning, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff encouraged the graduates to use their imaginations as they...

4 years 5 months ago

Hawking: Aliens may pose risks to Earth

British physicist Stephen Hawking says aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life. Hawking claims in a new documentary titled "Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking" that intelligent alien life forms almost certainly exist - but warns that communicating with...

4 years 6 months ago

U.S. space supremacy now in question

In the midst of President Obama's announcement Thursday that NASA's human space flight budget will be reduced. Many in the space industry fear the US is losing its grip on space superiority. "What we are seeing is that we are not holding our place." says Janet Stevens with the Space...

4 years 6 months ago

President Obama says he's committed to NASA

President Barack Obama says he is "100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future." His speech was watched live from the Space Symposium, now in its last day. The president has outlined plans for federal spending to bring more private companies into space exploration following the...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado space funding in limbo

As the 26th National Space Symposium kicks off in Colorado Springs this week, there are a lot of questions surrounding government funding... or lack of funding for space projects. "The recent budget proposal from the Obama administration proposes canceling the Constellation which is the program that was supposed to replace...

4 years 6 months ago

Space tourism stoking interest in summit

Space tourism is drawing attention to a weeklong summit for the aerospace industry in Colorado Springs. The 26th National Space Symposium starts Monday. This year's symposium is taking on a new importance as the industry mulls signals from the White House that space tourism is due for an expansion. Next...

4 years 7 months ago

Senators: NASA lacks a goal

Skeptical senators are telling NASA's chief that the space agency lacks a goal and destination. Earlier this month, the White House killed the previous administration's plan to back to the moon. The space shuttles will soon be retired. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says his agency has an ultimate goal:...

4 years 8 months ago

Space shuttle Endeavour cleared for Sunday launch

Space shuttle Endeavour has the green light for launch tomorrow and an improving weather forecast to go with it. The last scheduled night launch comes as workers face uncertainty after a space policy shake-up by the Obama administration. On Monday, President Barack Obama ditched the back-to-the-moon program of the previous...

4 years 10 months ago

Hubble spies never-before-seen galaxies

The refurbished Hubble Space Telescope has spotted what may be the oldest galaxies yet. The image released Tuesday by NASA was captured this summer by Hubble's newly installed wide field camera. The new camera allows the telescope to peer deeper into the cosmos and understand how galaxies formed in the...

4 years 11 months ago

Butterfly development to be observed in space

Students nationwide are getting a chance to see how butterflies develop in space as opposed to the earth's environment. The University of Colorado's BioServe Space Technologies designed the experiment which will feature monarch and painted lady butterfly larvae aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. It's set to launch Monday for...

4 years 11 months ago

Fort Collins High School grad headed into space

Fort Collins High School graduate Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is going into outer space and will have a version of school mascot Clyde, a stuffed lamb in a space suit, by her side. School officials believe Metcalf-Lindenburger will be the school's first graduate in space. The 1993 graduate and science teacher entered...

5 years 3 days ago

Lots more planets found outside solar system

Astronomers have found 32 new planets outside the solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop. Scientists using telescopes by the European Southern Observatory telescopes didn't find any planets quite the size of Earth or any that seemed habitable or even...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Astronaut to visit Swigert Academy

Former NASA astronaut and Colorado Springs resident Jim Reilly, II will speak with students at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy on Friday about his experiences in space. The three time shuttle mission veteran is making the visit thanks to a unique co-operative agreement between the school and the Space Foundation....

5 years 1 month ago

Newly fixed Hubble's initial photos again amaze

A refurbished Hubble Space Telescope is showing Earth the sharpest photos yet of cosmic beauty, complete with heavenly glows. NASA on Wednesday unveiled the first deep space photos taken by Hubble since its billion dollar repair mission last spring. That work included installing two new cameras, other science instruments and...

5 years 1 month ago

NASA's moon mission grounded by Obama panel

A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly. The problem is money. The expert panel estimates it would cost about $3 billion a year beyond NASA's current budget. The plan to revisit the moon by 2020 was proposed five years ago by then-President...

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