Plans unveiled for spaceflight training center at Lone Tree

The startup’s CEO calls it the first private training facility for commercial spacecraft, planned for a 53-acre campus in Lone Tree.

LONE TREE, Colo. — A startup launching a commercial spaceflight training center plans to develop a 53-acre campus in the Denver metro area where people can learn to be astronauts and companies can develop space technology.

The company, Star Harbor Academyhas land in Lone Tree between Interstate 25 and the RTD light rail line under contract for the development of an astronaut school with dormitories and planned future phases of development creating a hotel and commercial spaces for businesses and the training of the space workforce.

Maraia Tannerfounder and CEO of Star Harbor, called it the premier private training facility for people flying on the growing number of commercial spacecraft and space stations being developed.

“There are really no resources available for spaceflight training if NASA is not involved,” she said. “We would be the first center available to the commercial space industry.”

Credit: Courtesy of Star Harbor

Artist’s rendering of Star Harbor Academy, planned on 53 acres in Lone Tree.

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