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For the second consecutive year, two students from MSU's Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate program exhibited the Lunar IceCube at NASA's Technology on the Hill event, which was held May 9, in Washington, D.C. 

Kennedy Haught of Kenova, West Virginia, and Sarah Wilczewsk of Cleveland, Ohio, presented the satellite before 350 event attendees and eight members of Congress.

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Morehead State University’s Space Science Center was voted number one in two aerospace categories in "The Best of the Aerospace Industry in the American South.”

The Space Science Center ranked first in The Best Aerospace R&D in Kentucky and Kentucky's Best Colleges for Aerospace Worker Training. The rankings appear in the current issue of Southern Business and Development magazine.

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will feature several of its most popular live programs in February.

The programs will start Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. with "Sunstruck," followed by "Hypnotica laser program" at 7 p.m. and "Electrolaze laser program" at 8 p.m.

Programs will continue on Saturday, Feb. 17, with afternoon showings of "One World, One Sky" and "They Might Be Giants" at 1 p.m., "Night Sky Tour" at 2:15 p.m., and "Cosmic Colors" at 3:30 p.m. 

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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers has announced that Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., acting administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will join him and Dr. Jay Morgan, Morehead State University president, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to visit MSU's Space Science program and learn about the growing aerospace industry in Morehead and across Eastern Kentucky.

Lightfoot and Rogers will address students, local leaders and the general public at noon at the Morehead Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will host special presentations of the program “Totality,” Aug. 14 through 18.

"Totality" is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.

The 25-minute program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur and what wonderful sights they create. It also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

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Author and retired astronaut Don Thomas will present a lecture on Wednesday, July 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Morehead State University Space Science Center.

Following the talk, Thomas will host a book signing in the Space Science Center lobby from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Thomas is taking part in Go For Launch!, a four-day program that uses space exploration as a platform to launch student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), while encouraging development of teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

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The annual aerospace industry day “IF Aerospace” was hosted by Morehead State University and the Innovation Network at the Morehead Conference Center on Wednesday, April 19. 

The idea behind the event is to bring aerospace companies in Kentucky together with state government and with research centers and universities to discuss the future of the aerospace industry in the Commonwealth.  Aerospace is the number one economic driver in the state, surpassing $10.8 billion in 2016.

Aerospace Science is Kentucky's Leading Export

May 18, 2015

The director of Morehead State University’s Space Science Center says Kentucky is poised to become an even bigger player in the aerospace industry.

Dr. Ben Malphrus says it is now the Commonwealth’s number one export at nearly eight-billion dollars. He says that puts Kentucky third in the whole country.

Malphrus says eastern Kentucky has built an educational pipeline to train people for careers in the field. He says so-called “nano-satellites” are becoming a key component of commerce and national defense.             

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Nearly 30 new jobs are coming to Rowan County thanks to Morehead State University’s Space Science Center.

Rajant Corporation says it will invest nearly 800-thousand dollars in a project with MSU to create wireless networks in space that have commercial and military applications.       

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was in Morehead on Monday (March 30) to make the announcement.

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Highlands Museum and Discovery Center Director Carol Allen says the second phase of a new space science exhibit at the Ashland facility will be completed next week.

She says the floor is being painted and NASA materials will be hung on the walls to prepare the area for the educational workshops it will soon be hosting for middle and high school students.       

Allen says Dr. Eric Thomas of Morehead State University’s Space Science Center has designed the workshops around a “Mystery Planet” theme.

Morehead State University's Earth and Space Science Program is one of the most respected in the nation. It gives students hands-on opportunities and internships as undergraduates to prepare them for their chosen careers.

Morehead State University will be the recipient of the 2014 Kentucky Aerospace Achievement Award. Presentation of the award for the Space Science Center will occur at a formal banquet on Nov. 1 in Lexington at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in Lexington provides this recognition to outstanding aerospace organizations in the Commonwealth.

Four other honorees will be inducted into the hall of fame. Host of this event is the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, at Blue Grass Airport.

Morehead State University and Ashland Community and Technical College signed an agreement Friday (Oct. 17) to establish a transfer program in Space Science.

Highlands Museum To Offer Space Science Exhibit

Mar 14, 2014
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The Highlands Museum is working with Morehead State University’s Space Science Center to develop a section of the Ashland facility where people can watch MSU’s three satellites orbiting the Earth.

Highlands Director Carol Allen says visitors will be able to sit in front of a monitor and track the satellites in real time. The viewing area, says Allen, will be part of a larger display on space exploration.