BOULDER, Colorado – One of the first visitors to the new aerospace engineering building at the University of Colorado Boulder was the head of the National Aerospace Authority who made a tour of Boulder's facilities Friday morning.
Jim Bridenstine, head of NASA, said Colorado gets more money from NASA than other states. He said that both professionals and state students play a role in implementing the country's goals.
"I'm thrilled to be here," said Bridenstine.
Christopher Chaote, a human resources engineer, said it was nice to have someone of such high caliber and student Neil Benerjee agreed.
"It's good to see that the administration is interested in this kind of tour," said Benerjee.
The relationship between the University of Colorado Boulder and NASA was Bridenstine said, "Science books have been rewritten based on what's coming out of Colorado." History books have been rewritten based on what's coming out of Colorado. " "So that's a great state for NASA, and that's why I'm here."