• Meet our Latest Guests

    Meet our Latest Guests

    Eric Suggs Jr., the founder of Animation Roots Studio. Eric is hosting over 10 hours of free workshops for aspiring artists. ARS is a freelance for profit business that umbrellas The Art Way Alliance. AWA is an emerging organization dedicated to helping children in the DC region make art of their own choosing in an…

  • Cosplayers Assemble!

    Cosplayers Assemble!

    Escape Velocity is going to be a fantastic celebration of cosplay and fandom. Today we highlight two of our guests, Iron Knight Cosplay and Captain Cody Cosplay, who often work together as a dynamic duo.   Iron Knight Cosplay, a cosplayer in Northern Virginia who represents several famous characters and specializes in children’s charities and…

  • Brewing Beer in Space!

    Brewing Beer in Space!

    Salaam Asaro and Thomas Kiini Ibura Salaam, Catherine Asaro, and Sheree Renée Thomas are three amazing authors coming to discuss their work across  Escape Velocity’s literary program track. Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work is rooted in speculative events, women’s perspectives, and artistic freedom. Her fiction has been…

  • Trek Writer Helps Celebrate 30 Years of TNG

    Trek Writer Helps Celebrate 30 Years of TNG

        Morgan Gendel The screenwriter best known to Star Trek fans as the man who wrote the Hugo Award-winning episode “The Inner Light” is coming to Escape Velocity. Patrick Stewart himself said that was his favorite episode of The Next Generation, and it is frequently ranked near the top of fan polls. Mr. Gendel…

  • Mason Peck PhD

    Mason Peck PhD

    Mason Peck PhD, former NASA Chief Technologist and Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and the Director of Cornell’s Space Systems Design Studio. Mason is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Technology Subcommittee.

  • Morgan Gendel

    Morgan Gendel


  • Cas Anvar is Expanding to Escape Velocity

    Cas Anvar is Expanding to Escape Velocity

    Cas Anvar warps into Escape Velocity! We are excited to announce that Cas Anvar who plays everyone’s favorite Martian navy pilot, Alex Kamal in SyFy’s hit series ‘The Expanse” will be joining us. The Expanse is based on the popular novel series written by James S.A. Corey. You can meet Cas at Escape Velocity where…

  • Cas Anvar

    Cas Anvar

    Cas Anvar is a multi-talented, award-winning actor who has over 100 credits to his name in both film and television. From his big break in the Golden Globe and Spirit Award nominated movie ‘Shattered Glass’, he’s appeared in  ‘The Terminal’, ‘Source Code’, ‘The Vatican Tapes’ and the multi-Oscar winners ‘Argo’ and ‘Room’. You can also…

  • Marc Okrand

    Marc Okrand

    Linguist, creator of the Klingon language and author of Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, The Klingon Way, and The Klingon Dictionary

  • C. Alex Young PhD

    C. Alex Young PhD

    Solar astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Associate Director for Science of its Heliophysics Science Division. Alex is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Chair of the Technology Subcommittee.