For release: 03/08/02
Release #: 02-049
Marshall Center helps area school celebrate Alabama Space Week:
NASA's Starship 2040 exhibit to touch down at Monrovia Elementary March 11
Photo: Starship 2040 exhibit (NASA/MSFC)
What: NASA's Starship 2040 exhibit — designed to share NASA's vision of commercial space flight as it might exist 40 years from now — will visit Monrovia Elementary School in Madison County, Ala., on March 11.
Kindergarteners through fifth graders will be able to tour the exhibit, learn more about space travel, and talk with NASA scientists and engineers who are working toward a future where civilian space travel will become an everyday part of these students' lives.
Also on March 11, Steve Cook, deputy manager of the Advanced Space Transportation Program at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will speak to students at two special assemblies about the space program and the importance of studying math and science in school. Cook will talk with K-2 students beginning at 8:15 a.m., and with 3rd through 5th graders at 9:30 a.m.
Starship 2040 travels inside a 48-foot tractor and trailer rig. The exhibit was developed and is managed by the Marshall Center.
When: The exhibit will be open for student tours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Monrovia Elementary School (north parking lot) 1030 Jeff Road in Madison County
To attend: To cover the visit on site at Monrovia Elementary, telephone Starship Coordinator Sherri Smith at 714-0620.
For other media inquiries, telephone Dave Drachlis of the Marshall Center's Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034.
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