Did you know Colorado has a huge aerospace economy? It’s so big here, it’s actually the second largest aerospace economy in the nation, following California. We weren’t surprised to learn this. Colorado is pretty freaking rad and so is space. Why wouldn’t you want to add the two together? Colorado and space, space and Colorado.
There are a lot of reasons why the aerospace industry has boomed here in the Centennial state. For starters, there’s a ridiculous amount of open land here along with a capitol already at 5,300ft above sea level. With four military commands, 180+ companies dedicated to supporting groundbreaking missions related to the science of space along with 500+ other companies that provide the products and services needed to run the industry, and countless renowned research laboratories and universities, Colorado has the technology necessary to offer cutting-edge exploration programs.
For more than 60 years, companies such as Lockheed Martin, Surrey Satellite, and Sierra Nevada Corporation have provided the resources needed to enable us to further explore the galaxy. It’s pretty clear these companies are going to continue to grow. The industry is BOOMING here. If you pay attention to the news, then you’ll know some of these big players are making some incredible moves in the space exploration race. In fact, a new space command just opened up in Colorado Springs (The Gazette). How cool is that?
If you’re looking to get involved in the space industry in Colorado, check out these resources:
Not sure about the rest of you, but we love to look at the stars. Venturing out into the forest, finding a giant meadow, and setting up shop is one of our favorite past times… but did you know you can visit observatories to see the stars too? Here’s a list of seven of them around the state:
- Sommers-Bausch Observatory
- Pikes Peak Observatory (under construction as of Aug 2019)
- USAF Academy Observatory
- Chamberlin Observatory
- Las Brisas Observatory
- Meyer-Womble Observatory
- Star Chaser Observatory
Do you have some cool information about space in Colorado? Favorite place to see the stars? Let us know! Comment below or shoot us a note.