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Colorado-designed Capstone satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

The tiny Capstone satellite is designed to take a new orbit around the moon and the data it collects will be used to help design the next crewed mission to the moon.


The West is baking, burning and drying out. These numbers explain why and how.

"It is a story of cascading impacts," climate scientist John Abatzoglou said, as the West weathers "an epically dry year followed by incredible heat the last two months and now we have fires."


Opinion: As megafires menace us, tech innovation can lead to smarter firefighting

This is a critical time to redefine our nation’s relationship with fire and build resilience in fire-prone areas. If 2020 taught us anything, it is that now is the time for change.

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New EV for the moon will be assembled by Colorado’s Lockheed Martin with GM riding shotgun

The new vehicle is being built for NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and person of color on the moon


Colorado-based flight controllers send NASA spacecraft on 2-year trip back to earth with rubble from an asteroid

This is the biggest cosmic haul for the U.S. since the Apollo moon rocks.


Colorado’s Sierra Nevada plans to develop commercial space station and serve space tourists

Based on inflatable modules, Sierra Nevada's facility could open up scientific research, tourism and even agriculture in low-Earth orbit


The first images of OSIRIS-REx touching an asteroid have made it back to Earth

NASA’s first attempt to gather asteroid samples is deemed a success -- though it’s not quite mission accomplished.


How Colorado shaped NASA’s first mission to collect asteroid dirt

Lockheed Martin engineers in Littleton take command as the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects samples from the asteroid Bennu to help earthlings better understand the origin of our solar system.


Determining how much water Colorado’s snowpack will yield is an inexact science, but researchers persist

The specter of climate change underscores the importance of gauging how well Colorado’s mountains can wring moisture from those enigmatic flakes


Astronaut LIFE: Colorado’s Sierra Nevada preps an inflatable space house for NASA testing

Louisville Space Systems division designed module that could be part of Gateway spacecraft planned to orbit the moon


Opinion: Federal investment in university research is critical to surging public-private partnerships

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Next U.S. moon landing will be by private companies — possibly one from Colorado — not NASA

Deep Space Systems and Lockheed Martin, both of Littleton, are two of the 9 companies competing for the NASA mission


We went to a flat-Earth convention and found a lesson about the future of post-truth life