Attention: Early Morning Producer

Thursday, May 10

6-10 a.m. EDT

Free 10-minute windows–with B-roll

‘Starship 2040’ brings the future of commercial space travel to U.S. cities;
NASA traveling exhibit showcases technology and opportunity

“Starship 2040” demonstrates NASA’s vision for a space-age future with this
exhibit –based on concepts and technologies now being studied.
It’s a full-sized, hands-on mock-up of what a spacecraft might be like 40
years from now.

“Starship 2040” will be open for visitors to experience future technologies
and commercial opportunities in space.

Housed in a dramatic 48-foot (14.6-meter) tractor and trailer rig, it is
touring the nation with stops at major events in several cities over the
coming months.

Visitors will see the control, passenger and engineering compartments of a
giant spacecraft and learn first-hand how NASA and its partners are building
a highway to space.

Automated vehicle health monitoring systems, high-energy propulsion drives,
navigational aids, safety systems and emergency systems are also featured.
A preview and tour schedule are available at:
Talk to an expert about NASA’s exciting work on the nation’s next step in
space transportation.


Steve Cook

Deputy Program Manager

Advanced Space Transportation

Marshall Space Flight Center

Satellite Windows:

10 minutes

Satellite Coordinates:

GE-2, Transponder 9C,

85 degrees west longitude,

Frequency: 3880 MHz, audio: 6.8 MHz.

Satellite Interview Information:

Camille Sevier

(256) 544-2188

Story Information:

June Malone, Media Relations

(256) 544-0034