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Star Trek: Where Science Meets Imagination

Jun 02, 2023 11:00 AM Universe Theater

Attention Star Trek fans! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is hosting some Star Trek and NASA VIPs for a special panel entitled “How Science Fiction Has Impacted Space Exploration and Policy” at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 2. Science fiction has inspired real space exploration projects including the launch of SpaceX CRS-28, which will carry innovative solar array technology (iROSA) science experiments and supplies to the International Space Station. Shows like Star Trek have also influenced and inspired many scientists, engineers, and other professionals at NASA to join the space field. This panel combines those who are imagining the future with those that are actively building it, exploring synergies between the two.  Join us, and prepare to boldly with a unique panel discussion that combines science and storytelling!

Please Note: Seating in Universe Theater is limited, available on a first come, first served basis.

The panelists include:

Jess Bush

Visual Artist & Actress

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Morgan Gendel


Star Trek: The Next Generation & Deep Space Nine; Aerospace Entrepreneur

A.C. Charania

NASA Chief Technologist

Mike Gold


Chief Growth Officer for Redwire

The “How Science Fiction Has Impacted Space Exploration and Policy” panel is included with admission. Purchase a 2-Day Admission ticket and see the CRS-28 launch the following day for only $45 per day.





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Star Trek: Where Science Meets Imagination