Press Release

‘Starship 2040’ to touch down in Cape Girardeau Sept. 11-14

By SpaceRef Editor
September 11, 2001
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U.S. Sen. Kit Bond is hosting a five-city Missouri tour by NASA’s
Starship 2040 exhibit, highlighting Missouri’s role in America’s space
program and sharing NASA’s vision of commercial space flight as it might
exist 40 years from now.

When: The exhibit will visit Cape Girardeau Sept. 11-14. The public is
invited to tour the exhibit Sept. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sept.
14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

News media representatives are invited to a special exhibit preview Sept. 12
from 12-1 p.m. NASA officials and exhibit coordinators will be on hand to
talk about the “starship” and the technologies now in development by NASA
and its partners that will make such a vehicle possible in coming decades.

Where: Southeast Missouri State University

Godwin Center, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau

Other Planned Events: (Media invited to attend)

Scott City High School assembly presentation Scott City High auditorium — 9
a.m., Sept. 12″

Building the Highway to Space” evening lecture, Glenn Auditorium Southeast
Missouri State University campus — 7 p.m., Sept. 12

Meadow Heights Jr. High assembly presentation Meadow Heights Jr. High
auditorium — 9 a.m., Sept. 13

“Benefits from Space” luncheon lecture Cape West Rotary Club, Holiday Inn,
Williams St. — noon, Sept. 13

Jackson Middle School assembly presentation Jackson Middle School
auditorium — 1 p.m., Sept. 13

To attend: News media interested in more information about the exhibit
should contact Dave Drachlis of the Marshall Center’s Media Relations
Department at (256) 544-0034. To set up live radio, TV or print interviews
with Starship personnel in Missouri, phone Starship Coordinator Lindsey Rawl
at (256) 714-0619.

SpaceRef staff editor.