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Rocketing up the charts.

Rocketing up the charts.

If you look up in the night sky and catch a glimpse of a satellite passing over, there’s a good chance “Made in Washington” is stamped on its side. Washington’s space economy is booming, thanks in large part to its century of global leadership in aerospace combined...

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Leavin’ on a spaceplane…

Leavin’ on a spaceplane…

Commercial space has been growing by leaps and bounds in Washington State. Given the critical mass of aerospace, technology and advanced materials firms here looking for the next big thing, this shouldn’t come as too much surprise. Radian Aerospace is a great example....

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Washington’s own Captain Kirk.

Washington’s own Captain Kirk.

If everything goes as planned between now and Sept. 15, Everett resident Christopher Sembroski will become part of space history.   One of four crew members aboard SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, Christopher will be the first of a new generation of civilian astronauts,...

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That’s a mighty big STEP!

That’s a mighty big STEP!

Washington State received the lion’s share of funds intended to help small businesses grow through exporting. The state was awarded $2 million of State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funds by the Small Business Administration. This is the 10th year Washington has...

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Across the finish line.

Across the finish line.

Rich in history, Pacific Raceways is about to usher in a new era in motorsports automotive innovation and technology. After nearly two decades of planning, officials have broken ground on a $200 million expansion of the facility, which will be known as the Pacific...

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Electricity and water do mix.

Electricity and water do mix.

The launch of Sea Change, a 75-passenger emission-free ferry, is a huge step forward for the maritime industry. The new ship is the first to be fueled by hydrogen fuel cells and electric drive. Built by All American Marine in Bellingham, the new ferry was developed...

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An electrifying history indeed.

An electrifying history indeed.

Long before the Prius and Tesla there was the Electruc. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone. But it demonstrates the forward-thinking mindset of Washington's best and brightest. Yes, that's a light joke, since it was Seattle City Light's R&D team who...

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More lab space on the way!

More lab space on the way!

The life science sector in Washington State has reason to rejoice. With more demand than space, life science startups, companies and innovators can now look forward to moving into 136,000 square feet dedicated lab space, right in the heart of bustling South Lake...

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Faster than a speeding…

Faster than a speeding…

The Nooksack Indian Tribe and SpaceX are partnering to test rural high-speed access in remote parts of the state. Built in Redmond, the Starlink satellites will deliver Internet connectivity to 100 homes on tribal lands. The tribe, located in the northwest corner of...

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#1 again? (blush!)

#1 again? (blush!)

U.S. News & World Report has announced its biannual rankings of best states and lo and behold, Washington is #1 again. The publication ranks states using thousands of data points to measure how well they are performing for their citizens, including health care,...

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