Boeing and Bigelow Join Escape Velocity | Designing The Next Space Station and Moonbase

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We are 92 days away from another exciting Escape Velocity event!

The International Space Station came into service when its first component was launched into orbit 20 years ago in 1998. Boeing’s John Elbon and Lisa Thomas from Bigelow Aerospace will discuss their approaches to space habitats and how today’s mission planners are changing the way they think about living and working in space. John Elbon leads Boeing’s development of the integrated strategy for Boeing’s Human Space Flight Programs including International Space Station (ISS), Space Launch System (SLS), Commercial Crew and future programs associated with exploration back to the Moon and on to Mars. Lisa Thomas is an engineer and Deputy Program Manager of the B330 and BEAM expandable space habitat programs at Bigelow Aerospace.

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Our Third Annual Competition is Open!

International Costume Competition and Fashion Show
To celebrate the importance of fashion and costume design to creating rich worlds and expanding our imaginations, the Museum is holding an international costume competition and fashion show. Time is running out – register now!

DC Lecture Series Starts Tomorrow
Please join us for our first lecture in the series in Washington, DC tomorrow, February 22. The Museum of Science Fiction, K&L Gates, and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation will present a four-part lecture series in Washington, DC focusing on present day and near future developments. The 2018 quarterly series will present four areas of interest for discussion and conjecture led by seminal leaders in the fields of: AI and Cognitive Computing, Commercial Space Travel (with David Brin), Asteroid Mining, and Robotics and UAVs. To get tickets and read more, click here.

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Anime USA at Escape Velocity 
To celebrate the rich intersection between the art form and the genre, Anime USA is bringing a special program to Escape Velocity 2018. Highlighting two anniversaries, Akira(1988): 30 years and Cowboy Beobop (1998): 20 years, Anime USA will present the world of science fiction through an amine lens. Attend discussions about the evolution of space travel, mecha, and visitors from other worlds in Japanese pop and traditional culture. Watch classic sci-fi anime and AMVS.

2001: A Space Odyssey Film Screening
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 film, the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation 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.

Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator at EV 2018 will be presenting the Starship Horizons Bridge Experience! Starship Horizons is a multi-player bridge simulation experience allowing 2-6 players to work together as the ship’s bridge officers. Reserve time here.

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Cal Poly Architectural Studio comes to Escape Velocity

In collaboration with California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, students from the highly-ranked School of Architecture in Margaret Kirk’s third-year studio have been exploring the concepts of science fiction and will be displaying proposals for the Museum of Science Ffiction. Their work will be on display in a special gallery at EV 2018.

PBS: A Year In Space at Escape Velocity

By special arrangement with PBS, Escape Velocity is pleased to provide a free screening of A Year In Space. Follow NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s yearlong mission on the International Space Station as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly. 

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Join our Launch Crew: Volunteer at Escape Velocity!

We’re recruiting volunteers for Escape Velocity 2018. Just click this button, fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch!

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Escape Velocity 2018 is 92 days away!
Don’t miss EV 2018 as we get ready to celebrate a few major anniversaries:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818): 200 years
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): 50 years
Planet of the Apes (1968): 50 years
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968): 50 years
Battlestar Galactica (original series) (1978): 40 years
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983): 35 years
Babylon 5 (1993): 25 years
International Space Station: 20 years
Fringe (2008): 10 years

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