Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Trump administration passes up Colorado, will move U.S. Space Command to Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Alabama, as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, a blow to Colorado leaders who have been angling for years for the state to be Space Command’s permanent home. The decision immediately prompted accusations from Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Colorado […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Colorado Springs to house U.S. Space Command for 6 years

COLORADO SPRINGS — Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn has announced a deal that would keep the U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs for at least six years. Lamborn, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, said the new agreement came with guidelines for permanently housing the command, which oversees military missions in orbit, The Gazette […]

Posted inNews

Space Force will start small — and potentially have Colorado footprint — but let Trump claim a big win

By Robert Burns, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated the launch of Space Force, the first new military service in more than 70 years. In signing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that includes Space Force, Trump claimed a victory for one of his top national security priorities just two […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Technology

How does Colorado’s Lockheed Martin keep future engineers interested in space? By asking them to design robot cars.

The room was abuzz with pint-sized autonomous vehicles, mind-numbing calculations and geeks in shoe socks.  Julia Harvey had heard about the curious Lockheed Martin Space Systems event from a school newsletter and thought, “Oh, that looks really cool!” So, the Colorado School of Mines computer science major spent Halloween morning training her AWS DeepRacer (on […]

Posted inNews

General: U.S. faces “Sputnik moment” in space race as Space Command is re-launched in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — The U.S. has reached a new “Sputnik moment” in which the military must act to keep the nation’s competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser extent, Iran and North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. Gen. Joseph Dunford made his […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns, Politics and Government

Michael Bennet: Colorado is the obvious choice for the new U.S. Space Command’s home

This week, the Department of Defense will stand up the temporary headquarters for the new U.S. Space Command here in Colorado. As the department assesses options for a permanent location, it should look no further: the Centennial State is the obvious choice. Colorado is best positioned to ensure the United States maintains superiority in space. […]

Posted inGrowth, News

Space Command’s initial home will be in Colorado Springs, congressman says

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon’s new Space Command will be in his home state. Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said Wednesday the command will officially start operations at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs next month. Lamborn says he hopes the Pentagon will chose Peterson for […]

Posted inArts, Business, Politics and Government

Jared Polis touts military projects as he tries to lure national museum and Space Command to Colorado

The military is the third largest economic driver in Colorado, and Gov. Jared Polis wants to make it even more prominent. The Democrat is trumpeting an effort to lure the National Medal of Honor Museum to Denver, offering state land near the Capitol as a location, and working with Colorado’s congressional delegation to land the […]