NASA’s “Starship 2040” exhibit – a full-sized mock-up of a futuristic
commercial spacecraft as it might look in the year 2040 – will touch down at
the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., July 12-13. The exhibit
is free and open to the public.

Housed in a 48-foot (14.6-meter) tractor and trailer rig, the traveling
exhibit is designed to share NASA’s vision of what commercial spaceflight
might be like within the next 40 years. Visitors board the “ship” and move
through fully realized control, passenger and engineering compartments,
where they’ll gain insight into technologies that eventually will make such
an out-of-this-world experience as routine as air travel.

Members of the Marshall Center’s Starship 2040 exhibit staff will be on
hand to conduct tours and answer questions about the exhibit and related
space transportation programs at the Marshall Center.

When: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 12
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 13

Where: The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, off Sparkman Drive
(exhibit will be in the center’s west parking lot, in front of the Saturn V

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Dave
Drachlis of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034.

Interested media also may contact Amy Dawkins of the Space & Rocket Center
Media Office at (256) 721-7154.