Red Canyon Engineering & Software

What could be cooler than what we get to do?!

Red Canyon develops cutting-edge technology to help humankind explore space and other planets, as well as advanced renewable resources on Earth and the rejuvenation of low-income areas through the HUBZone program. We are proud to be involved with important missions ranging from exploring the poles of Jupiter, the next Mars lander, bringing back the first sample from an asteroid, and building the next human spacecraft to go to the Moon and Mars!

Our clients include government agencies such as NASA, NREL, NOAA, and DOD, in addition to customers such as Lockheed Martin Space, Raytheon, Sierra Space, a.i. solutions, Walt Disney Imagineering, SAIC, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, Honeywell, KBRwyle, Maxar, Blue Origin, and Moog.

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Red Canyon Fam

The stars of our mission at the Castle and beyond!

We attract ambitious engineers who are at the top of their field. Our engineers are passionate about their professions and do not view work as just “jobs”. We work hard, enjoy life, and try to minimize politics in the workplace. In all we do, we inspire enthusiasm, encourage commitment, and enjoy the moment.

Exploring & Improving -- Past, Present, Future Missions

Proud to support programs like:

Stardust was the first spacecraft to return a cometary sample and extraterrestrial material from outside the orbit of the Moon to Earth.


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to successfully collect a sample from an asteroid. On Oct. 20, 2020, the spacecraft briefly touched down on Bennu, an asteroid more than 200 million miles (321 million kilometers) from Earth, and grabbed dust and rocks from a sample site called Nightingale.


With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by the end of the decade.

What's Up at Red Canyon​

Out of this world achievements and eventS!

Neutron Stars: The Chocolate Pralines of Space

In a recent paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, Goethe University Frankfurt physicists serve up a new insight about the structure of the elusive neutron star. It’s surprisingly similar to a chocolate praline! The study suggests “light” neutron stars (smaller than 1.7 solar masses) have soft mantles and stiff cores,

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Congratulations, Brian!

What an honor it has been to recognize Brian VanGenderen for his Silver Snoopy award and 10 year anniversary with Red Canyon!!  Brian has kicked ass on the Orion program making significant contributions for risk reduction and crew survival capabilities.  Thank you for your work to ensure the safety of our future

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We Are Going!

Liftoff for Artemis I, marking the dawn of a new era of deep space exploration!! Early in the morning on November 16th, the world’s most powerful rocket, SLS, lifted the most advanced human-rated deep space spacecraft to date, Orion, to the Moon. Prior to returning to Earth on December 11th,

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