WCHS Students Visit Morehead State University Space Science Center

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(Morehead, Kentucky) – An eager group of 10 students from Whitley County, Elliot County, Paducah Tilghman, and Jenkins Independent visited the Space Science Center at Morehead State University looking for a future in space.  The center at MSU is a world leader in small satellite development and tracking.

According to Space Science Director Ben Malphrus, students not only get a solid academic foundation, but they also work on projects like the current Lunar IceCube which is scheduled to go to the moon next year in search of lunar ice.  This is an important step in man living on the moon and moving further on to Mars.

Students and parents alike had no idea that aerospace is one of the leading industries in the state of Kentucky, larger than the bourbon, automobile or horse racing industries.  The prospective students were also surprised that Morehead State University Space Science program plays a significant role in producing experienced graduates who are in high demand across the country.

Students from schools in the Dataseam program interested in studying Space Science or other STEM-related fields are eligible for the DataseamScholar at Morehead State University, which helps with tuition.  The application deadline is December 15, 2019; further details and application can be found at https://moreheadstate.awardspring.com.


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