Denver International Airport sits with the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop. As airports become increasingly busy and new technology such as drones crops up, the management of airports becomes more complex.

Flying into turbulence

Faced with more passengers, red tape and security concerns, airports are buckling. Aviation Professor Jeffrey Price discusses how they can stay a step ahead.

“My passion has always (been) within space – exploration and manufacturing of future spacecraft,” says Joshua Harris, who was offered a job at Lockheed Martin after working for a year in the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co-Op Program. The Orion spacecraft hangs in the foreground in the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building.

Launched at Lockheed Martin

From a dead-end job to a high-flying career in space manufacturing, Joshua Harris aims for the stars.

Josiah Goodley was an intern on the fourth floor of MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building with York Space Systems, simulating how heat affects satellite components.

From tractors to satellites

Josiah Goodley grew up on a Kansas farm, came to MSU Denver and connected with York Space Systems.

This week, the Downtown Denver Partnership named the AES Building, and the initiative that developed it, one of six recipients of the 2017 Downtown Denver Awards. Photo: Mark Stahl

Rising star: AES Building shines with prestigious honor

Aerospace and engineering-sciences facility wins 2017 Downtown Denver Award for impact on the Mile High City.

Francisco Hansen graduated from MSU Denver in December with a degree in astrodynamics and aerospace operations. Today, he works for York Space Systems, a new tenant-partner opening its headquarters at the University on March 20. Photo: Alyson McClaran

Students contribute to next-generation satellite manufacturing and operation

York Space Systems opens headquarters at MSU Denver on March 20, giving students opportunities to launch into aerospace career orbit.

MSU Denver flight students inside flight simulator

Cleared for takeoff

Partnership between United Airlines and MSU Denver provides clear path from classroom to flight deck.

MSU Denver alumnus Mike Silva receiving Vertical Flight Hall of Fame award.

Alumnus pilot on the rise

Mike Silva soars to the top of his profession with hall of fame entry.

MSU Denver aerobatics club members upside down in a loop.

Flying circles around the competition

MSU Denver aerobatics club team crowned national champs, defying expectations and gravity.

President Janine Davidson is ready to pilot MSU Denver to new heights. Photo by Mark Woolcott

Taking flight

President Janine Davidson is ready to pilot MSU Denver to new heights.

MSU Denver alumni Dan Strawn went from being homeless living on couches and in his car to getting an education and becoming a rocket scientist. Photo by Alyson McClaran

From homelessness to rocket science

An alumnus proves the sky is the limit with small steps and an eye toward helping others.

MSU Denver event and meeting management major, Halee Everett, pours a nitro porter and wheat beer brewed by students Nov. 16 for people throughout the HTE-planned conference

Props for an out-of-this-world event

Drone lunch delivery. Galactic-inspired beers. For hospitality students behind this aerospace symposium, it was all systems go.

We have liftoff

The Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building opens today, propelled by a $1M gift from Lockheed Martin.

The inside of Denver International Airport, where security lines can grow exponentially during peak travel times. Photo credit: Jeff Price

Summer air travel survival guide 2017

How to be a road warrior this summer when you’re flying and not driving.

Allison Kassian helped construct a $50M Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building on her university’s campus while she was still a student. The building opens June 22. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Intern builds resume … and a building

Allison Kassian helped construct a $50M building on her university’s campus while she was still a student.

Jeff Pollmiller (left) and Greg Lopez (right), graduates of MSU Denver’s co-op program, work with one of Lockheed Martin

Wanted: apprentices. Must love work

Why programs that blend work-based learning and traditional academics might be the future of higher education.

Passengers arriving at the terminal of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

When disaster hits at an airport

Emergency manager details how often-unpredictable events can unfold after a shooting.

Vibeke Gaard, left, and instructor Dagmar Kress practice aerobatics maneuvers near Fort Morgan, Colorado. Photo by John Arnold.

Controlled airspace

MSU Denver’s Aerobatics and Glider Club wins its second national championship in three years.

The truth is up there

Denver International Airport has long been a hub for outlandish conspiracy theories. Here's the real story behind 5 of DIA’s most famous myths.

Denver International Airport TSA line HERO

How to have a stress-free flight this holiday season

There’s no place like home for the holidays ... unless that means flying during the busiest time of the year. Here’s how you can transform the hustle and bustle into a serene scene.

WATCH: Precision possible

Here’s how MSU Denver’s Precision Flight Team is prepping to host the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s SAFECON competition.

Lockheed Martin 3D print HERO

Leading the fourth wave

To stay at the forefront of Industry 4.0, Lockheed Martin partners with higher education to teach and inspire a workforce that will work with machines as partners.

Gary, Blake and Jack Moore United Airlines pilot HERO

United across generations

Gary Moore is a captain and line-check airman with United Airlines. but to his sky-bound sons, he's just Dad.

Charged up

The next generation of aerospace engineers helps York Space Systems develop new satellite batteries

Boom Supersonic expects to test-fly its XB1 Supersonic Demonstrator in 2019. Photo courtesy of Boom Supersonic

Ready for blastoff

Colorado's $15B aerospace industry is set to hit new heights in 2019.

MSU Denver student Branden Hockaday getting into an airplane. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Head in the books, career in the clouds

Aviation student saves thousands of dollars by connecting with a program poised to fill a pilot-shortage pipeline

Tale of Woe

How a shortage of pilots could change flight as we know it.

A look at the top ten RED stories from 2019.

Best of RED 2019

Our reporting last year stretched from the Auraria Campus to the Capitol, rural Colorado to grade-school classrooms. Here are the best and most-read stories of 2019.

An artist’s rendering depicts a notional future facility at the Colorado Air and Space Port east of Denver and three miles southeast of Denver International Airport.

All systems go for spaceflight

Colorado Air and Space Port set to launch into new territory as a hub for the next generation of transport.

Asteroid HERO

Avoiding Armageddon

Efforts to protect Earth from asteroid impacts get a lift from aerospace science students.

Denver International Airport Winter Holiday Travel HERO

Expert tips for flying from DIA this holiday season

From the navigating construction to new restaurants, here's what you need to know about Denver International Airport this holiday season

Mile high-flying vision

PHOTOS: A new book on the history of Denver's airports shows how air travel transformed the city from a cow town to a boomtown.