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The Avengers (2012): NASA Plum Brook as Project Pegasus S.H.I.E.L.D. Research Facility?

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 17:23
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NASA PLUM BROOK

The NASA Plum Brook Space Power Facility, located in Sandusky, Ohio, will be used as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Research Facility in The Avengers.

The Plum Brook Facility is being used to portray a research facility that's a joint project between S.H.I.E.L.D. and NASA, reports the Sandusky Times.

Samuel L. Jackson, who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury, took a tour of the facility on Wednesday, as well. 

It is suggested that the Space Power Facility will only have a brief appearance in the movie as "Producer Jeremy Latcham said he expects the Plum Brook sequences to wind up in 'several minutes' of the final film."

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NASA PLUM BROOK

This could actually be Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S., a research facility from the Marvel Comics Universe.

P.E.G.A.S.U.S. stands for "Potential Energy Group/Alternate Sources/United States," with Pegasus initially designed to research various forms of energy -- unusual, extraterrestrial etc. It has also been used as a prison to house super villains.

What is interesting to note, is that Project Pegasus has been seen in previous Marvel Studios movies -- Iron Man 2!

Here is an image from the IM2 Blu-Ray DVD bonus material featuring Pegasus. I also believe a crate was shown in the movie with either "Project" or "Pegasus," as well.

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And here is a shot of the test chamber in the Nasa Plum Brook Space Research Facility:

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