2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

50 years later, Escape Velocity 2018 will feature a special program to celebrate the major anniversary of the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey

In cooperation with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, Escape Velocity 2018 will present a screening and discussion panel with Rob Godwin and Adam Johnson, publisher and author of the book, The Lost Science of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Book signings will follow immediately after the panel and before the film screening.

The exhibition hall floor will display Greg Nicotero’s full-size exact reproduction of an EVA Pod from Discovery One.

Discussion Panel: The 50th Anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Saturday, May 26, 2:00pm
There is scarcely a better example of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) collaborations than 2001: A Space Odyssey. After 50 years, Arthur C. Clarke’s story, as shown to us by Stanley Kubrick, is as visually stunning, thought provoking, and scientifically relevant as it was in 1968. Guests Robert Godwin and Adam Johnson bring us the history of this epic film in a panel moderated by the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation’s Tim Logue.

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Museum Gallery
The Museum of Science Fiction gallery at Escape Velocity will feature a 1:1 scale Monolith, a Pan Am stewardess uniform created by the graduate costume production program at UNC Chapel Hill, and a Clavius Moon Base spacesuit. Spacesuit creator, Mike Scott will discuss how the suit was constructed and the materials used to recreate this iconic costume.


Museum CAD Catalog
The Museum of Science Fiction’s CAD Catalog includes numerous highly detailed downloadable files. Print your own high resolution Orion III Spaceplane, Atomic Pen, and HAL 9000 wall panel. All files are creative commons and are available as a public service to our community.