NASA Shares Vision Of The Future With Local Students
| March 27, 2003
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A cabin view of Starship 2040, a
traveling exhibit housed in a 48 foot tractor-trailer rig, which
helps visitors to envision technologies of future commercial spaceflight.
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)
and other NASA officials are participating in events this weekend,
to mark the conclusion of a statewide tour of NASA's Starship 2040
exhibit, a mock-up of a futuristic space liner.
The traveling exhibit, designed to share NASA's vision of commercial
space flight, as it might exist in 40 years, will be at the Children's
Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology March
28-30, 2003. The museum is at 311 Main Street in Utica, N.Y.
Administrator O'Keefe and Boehlert will attend events on Saturday,
March 29, including a science fair, awards banquet for area junior
and senior high school students at Utica College, and ceremonies
at the Children's Museum. Administrator O'Keefe will accept a book,
signed by museum visitors, in remembrance of the Shuttle Columbia
Astronaut Leland Melvin will discuss NASA's Educator Astronaut Program
(EAP) Friday at Rome Free Academy at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at Proctor
High School at 1:25 p.m. EST.
The Utica visit concludes Starship 2040's New York tour, which included
stops in Syracuse, White Plains, Hempstead, Bushwick, the Bronx
For more information about NASA's Starship 2040 exhibit on the Internet,
For more information about NASA's Educator Astronaut Program on
the Internet, visit:
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