The Aerospace Industry in Boulder
Behind the exciting shuttle launches and satellite imagery that make the news are teams of researchers and scientists — many of whom happen to work here in Boulder, Colorado.
Boulder's aerospace legacy dates back to when Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation was founded here in 1956. Since then, many more labs have launched in Boulder, and U.S. space missions have carried 20 University of Colorado alumni astronauts into space, including Scott Carpenter, a native Boulderite who was the second American to orbit Earth.
"Pioneering in space was something I would willingly give my life for."
—Scott Carpenter, Astronaut from Boulder
If you're planning an event for an aerospace-related group, choosing Boulder will get them excited to register and attend.
Aerospace Companies Based in Boulder
Here are just a few of the aerospace companies* that call Boulder home.
- Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- Special Aerospace Services
- Blue Canyon Technologies
*Source: Boulder Economic Council
Your Group in Boulder
If you're looking for a place to gather aerospace employees, industry members or executives, let us help you find state-of-the-art, aerospace-inspired venues, like the Fiske Planetarium, with one of the country's most advanced star projection technologies. With the National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology and several other national labs in Boulder, ask us about group tours for your attendees.
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