The Reality of Sci-Fi: From Fantasy to Future Tech

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The Reality of Sci-Fi: From Fantasy to Future Tech


Science and science fiction are separated by one significant word: fiction. But the ability to dream and imagine powers both fields. Historically, the two have served as catalysts of each other’s growth, and that’s still true today: STEM professionals in the aerospace industry are working to make sci-fi concepts like flying taxis and space tourism a reality. Join astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz, Afrofuturist author Ytasha Womack, planetary physicist and Hollywood science advisor Kevin Grazier and Lockheed Martin space evangelist Dave Brandt for a deep-dive into the creative process behind science fiction storytelling and its impacts on the real-world science of today and tomorrow.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner