Jim Briddentine, who was confirmed this spring as administrator of the National Space Agency, will visit the place where it all started next week.
On Tuesday, Briddentine will visit the NASA Langley Research Center at Hampton staff and tour the facility, "states a press release.
" We are very excited about the administrator's upcoming visit to Langley, "said Rob Wyman. who runs the facility's communications team. "We've planned a full day to share with him how Langley's people, projects, and skills contribute to NASA's missions. How we are helping to change the traditional aviation markets – to improve our understanding of the Earth's atmosphere and climate system ̵
"Not only will he get to know the people here who make it possible, but also we will have the opportunity to see our new and ongoing construction and to learn more about how we are doing the art It's going to be the first visit to Langley for Bri Denstine, a former Oklahoma congressman confirmed by the US Senate in April.
It filled a gap that had been open for more than a year since former NASA administrator Charles Bolden resigned in January 2017.
Briddentine visited the Wallops Flight Facility on the East Coast in May and will visit the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland this week.
"In essentially every center, he meets with the leadership and hosts town halls with employees," said NASA spokesman Megan Powers. "He's also going to visit various labs and facilities, and he wants to be able to interact with the workforce and see exactly what each place is doing." He wants to hear it first hand. "