MeadWestvaco is donating $250,000 to the Columbus State University Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus.
The announcement was made tonight at the center.
MeadWestvaco is a cardboard packaging manufacturer with a plant in Cottonton, Ala. in southern Russell County.
The money will be used for renovations in front of the center where a Space Shuttle Launch Experience will be created.
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"It will be interactive. People will go into the shuttle and feel like they are being launched into space," center director Shawn Cruzen said.