New space center being built at Morehead

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A new, 15-point-6 (M) million dollar research and instructional support space science center is being built in eastern Kentucky at Morehead State University.

Space Science professor Ben Malphrus says breaking ground on the
center was (quote) "a dream come true" after years of shuttling from one temporary headquarters to another.

The facility will be the keystone of the Ronald G. Eaglin Space Science Center. Morehead State's space science program is one of only four in
the United States.

It will use the facility for research and development for research and classes. The two-story, 45-thousand-square-foot facility will include a control center for a 21-meter space antenna system, laboratories, an advanced computing facility, classrooms and offices.

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