NASA Administrator Visits Georgia Tech

Tour of Campus Includes Aerospace Engineering

Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. recently visited campus, meeting with Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive Vice President for Research Steve Cross.

NASA Administrator Visits Georgia Tech
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NASA Admnistrator Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. (far right) visits with Aerospace Engineering students during his recent visit to campus.

Aerospace Engineering Chair Vigor Yang also provided an overview of the school, which receives approximately 30 percent of its research funding from NASA.

While on campus, Bolden had the opportunity to view NASA-funded research in the combustion lab and in the high-power electric propulsion lab, and to speak to Georgia Tech faculty and students about NASA’s future. 

According to Yang, Bolden and NASA team members have been working effectively in advancing the nation's space missions and goals. Bolden’s emphasis on the importance of technology development will make NASA a major source of scientific and technological innovation, in addition to its primary function as an operational agency. 

"Georgia Tech will benefit significantly from such a move," concluded Yang.