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Thursday, September 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Future Science or Science Fiction

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“You can’t build what you can’t imagine.” This is a discussion on how science fiction has inspired technologies ranging from space travel to wireless communications, and, similarly, how science fiction has inspired countless films, TV shows and comic books. Join us for a conversation that will take us to infinity, and beyond.

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David Brandt

Space Experience Center Manager, Lockheed Martin

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Rachel Frederick

Curator, Museum of Science Fiction
Rachel is a museum collections specialist with a passion for all things science fiction. She holds a Master’s degree from George Washington University in Museum Studies, with a focus on collections management, and is a current member of the American Alliance of Museums. Her undergraduate... Read More →
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Dr. James B Garvin

Chief Scientist , Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA Goddard
Dr. James B. Garvin is the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Scientist. He provides strategic advice and analysis on the scientific priorities and directions to the Center Director and senior leadership, as well as to NASA Headquarters. As a veteran Earth and planetary scientist... Read More →
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Mandy Sweeney

Vice President of Operations, Museum of Science Fiction
Mandy has been a deputy program manager at NASA headquarters and was the lead consultant for developing NASA’s strategic plan. As the vice president of museum operations at the Museum of Science Fiction, Mandy manages educational outreach, human resources, project management, risk... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
National Union Building, 2 South 918 F Street, NW