It could be 5 years, maybe more before NASA launches its next manned missions. But when they do, they could be using technology designed in Colorado.
Two Colorado defense contractors made their case Wednesday for building the next generation military fighter jet — the F-35.
Aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to cut 1,200 employees in its space systems equipment division.
Lockheed Martin says the space shuttle Endeavor crew has conducted a test for the navigation system of the Orion space capsule, which is being designed at the company’s Denver-area sites.
NASA’s announcement of a new role and name for the Orion space capsule was welcome news in Colorado on Tuesday, where about 750 Lockheed Martin employees, subcontractors and suppliers are working on the project.
Part of the Shuttle mission for the crew of Endeavor will be testing new technology co-developed by Ball Aerospace in Boulder aimed at making spacecraft dockings easier and safer.
It was a successful launch Saturday of a rocket carrying a high-tech satellite built by Lockheed Martin.
CBS4 was the only Denver TV station to ride along earlier this month when a made-in-Colorado spacecraft was delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA has ordered its comet-hunting Stardust probe to burn its remaining fuel, setting off a series of events that will shut down the spacecraft after a 12-year career.
Valentine’s Day marks the last mission for an aging spacecraft built in Colorado at Lockheed Martin. It’s called “Stardust” and on Monday night, it will be flown close to the comet “Tempel One.”