NASA Administrator To Tour New Colorado Aerospace Complex

This image, taken August 12, 2019, shows the University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences complex. The 175,000-square-foot building will serve as a collaboration hub and pipeline to Colorado’s rapidly growing aerospace industry, which is actively engaging in NASA’s Artemis program and other agency missions. Image Credit: CU Engineering

August 21, 2019 – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will visit the University of Colorado Boulder on Friday, August 23, to tour the newly-completed aerospace engineering complex.

The 175,000-square-foot building will serve as a collaboration hub and pipeline to Colorado’s rapidly growing aerospace industry, which is actively engaging in NASA’s Artemis program and other agency missions.

Bridenstine will tour the facility with university leadership to get an up-close look at, and learn more about, its Payload Operations Center, Indoor Flight and Robotics Testing Facility, Bioastronautics High Bay, and Metal and Composite Machine Shops.

Following the tour, Bridenstine will be available to talk to media before a question-and-answer session with university students about NASA’s return to the Moon and on to Mars.

U.S. media who would like to attend the event should contact Karen Northon at karen.northon@nasa.gov no later than 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 22. Media must arrive at CU Boulder’s Aerospace Complex, located at 3775 Discovery Dr., by 9:45 a.m. MDT August 23 with at least one form of government-issued photo identification.

NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024 and is partnering with industry and academic institutions like the University of Colorado Boulder to accomplish this mission.