About Escape Velocity
Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.Albert Einstein
Escape Velocity is a futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals.
Both the Museum and Escape Velocity are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Part of your support could be eligible as a tax-deducible charitable contribution. IRS Determination Letters, Form 990s, and W-9 documents are available on request by sending an email to: email@example.com
Escape Velocity 2019 will be held on May 24 – 26, 2019
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Washington DC’s National Harbor complex – across the Potomac River from historic Old Town Alexandria
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000 – room reservations
Room block: Museum of Science Fiction | Escape Velocity
Where art and science are powered by imagination
Cutting-edge technology and panels on hard science and pop culture. Hands-on STEAM activities for kids. Amazing cosplay and evening events for adults. Screenings of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘Metropolis’. Astronauts, authors, artists, gaming, drone-racing, and much more!
Please visit our new CAD Catalog of free downloadable 3D science fiction models for high resolution printing.
Definition: The minimum velocity needed to escape a gravitational field.
The escape velocity at the surface of the earth is 11.2 km/sec (25,100 miles per hour), at the moon’s surface is 2.4 km/sec, and at the sun’s surface is 617.7 km/sec.
Escape velocity calculation: Ve = root2Rg
R is the radius of the celestial body and g is the acceleration due to the gravitational field at its surface.
The peculiar characteristic of a black hole is that the escape velocity at its “surface” (called its “event horizon”) is greater than the speed of light. Therefore nothing, not even light, may escape from it.
Escape Velocity is more than just rocket science . . . Escape Velocity applies to so many everyday things; it’s a success criteria for achievement. We need test pilots to overcome the event horizon of conventional thinking and push our imaginations to go beyond tomorrow.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.Albert Einstein
The Museum of Science Fiction and Escape Velocity are nonprofit 501c(3) organizations
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