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NASA’s “Starship 2040” Comes to JSU

Gina Rae Smith
JSU News Bureau

JACKSONVILLE -- February 13, 2001 --

Imagine the possibility of routine, commercial and public access to space. With new technology currently in development at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, the visions of the imagination may soon become an everyday reality.

To bring the concept to life for the general public, MSFC has created Starship 2040. This exhibit is a mock-up of what fourth generation spacecraft might look like. Housed in a 64-foot tractor trailer rig, the exhibit invites visitors to experience first-hand the technological advances that will make routine travel to outer space possible by the year 2040.

NASA engineer Mark Fisher will present a public lecture entitled “Building a Highway to Space” on February 13th at 7:00 pm in the Gamecock Center, located inside JSU’s Stephenson Hall. In addition, students, faculty and staff are invited to tour the Starship 2040 Exhibit, which will be located in the parking lot of Stephenson Hall on February 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Aerospace Development Center at 5972 or e-mail at ttrussel@jsu.edu.


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