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Aerospace Corp., a nonprofit research and development organization for the Air Force and Space Force, is using a year-old team of engineers and other specialists to help the Space Force better evaluate and use new technologies more quickly.

The team, called the Commercial Space Futures Office, includes two employees at the company’s Colorado Springs laboratory and technology center and eight others across the organization to help the new military branch benefit from the growth of the commercial space industry, said Debra Emmons, Aerospace Corp.’s chief technology officer. She discussed the new office during an interview Thursday while attending the Space Symposium at The Broadmoor.


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