Published: April 10, 2001

NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar will visit CU-Boulder on Friday, April 13, to present the K.D. Wood Colloquium in the department of aerospace engineering sciences.

Her presentation, titled "From Apollo Into the New Millennium: Human Space Flight Exploration," will begin at 3 p.m. in room ECCR 245 of the Engineering Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

A veteran of five space flights between 1981 and 1998, Dunbar currently serves as assistant director of NASA's Johnson Space Center, focusing on university research. She earned her doctorate in mechanical/biomedical engineering from the University of Houston and has won many honors, including NASA's Exceptional Achievement Medal in 1996 and the Outstanding Leadership Award in 1993.

Dunbar's talk will focus on the new Bioastronautics Initiative at the Johnson Space Center in the context of NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space Enterprise. The presentation will be geared toward a discussion of advanced research and technologies needed to enable human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.

For more information contact Louis Stodieck, director of the BioServe Space Technologies center in the aerospace department, at (303) 492-4010 or Carol Rowe, director of engineering communications, at (303) 492-7426.