NASA's Starship 2040 on display Feb. 21-22 in Huntsville
photo opportunities available
NASA's futuristic traveling exhibit may not escape Earth's gravity
but it's sending visitors straight into orbit
- Wrapping up its maiden tour across Alabama, NASA's Starship 2040
-- a full-sized mock-up of a commercial passenger spacecraft as
it might look in the year 2040 -- comes home to Huntsville for a
public exhibition Feb. 21-22.
- The free exhibit allows visitors to walk through a 48-foot simulation
of the spacecraft's control, passenger and engineering compartments.
- The exhibit, which will be on display in front of the University
of Alabama in Huntsville's Engineering Building, will be open to
the public from noon - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 22.
- Starship 2040 isn't just science fiction. It illustrates how NASA
and its partners are building "the highway to space" --
turning futuristic space transportation and propulsion technologies
into a near-term reality.
- The preceding tour stops included Alabama universities, government
institutions and communities around the state which have partnership
roles in NASA's space transportation, propulsion and science research
- In coming months, the Starship exhibit will begin a series of
nationwide public tours and visits to national-level conferences.
Live interviews available
with key NASA Marshall Center and exhibit personnel
Contact: June Malone, Marshall Media Relations
For more information, call (256) 544-0034