Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who serves as co-Chair of the House NASA Caucus, announced last week that $33.8 million in federal funding was awarded to build a new Aerospace Communications facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The project will upgrade NASA Glenn’s capabilities by installing higher frequency radio communications equipment.
The upgrades also include the installation of a geothermal borehole field, new asphalt parking areas, exterior site work, landscaping and the extension of underground utilities. The new 54,000 square-foot building will house 25 research and development laboratories specially designed and constructed for communication technologies. The upgrades will provide the region with state of the art capabilities for future unmanned missions to the moon and beyond.
NASA Glenn Research Center and Plum Brook Station are important economic drivers in the region and play a key role in regional and state efforts to strengthen the innovation economy. GCP continues to maximize opportunities for NASA Glenn during the federal appropriations process and explore other efforts to maximize the economic impact of the center’s work in Northeast Ohio.