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Museum of Science Fiction
Project Status Update No. 7, Q3 2015
October 6, 2015

Hello Everyone -

I'm happy to report that Escape Velocity 2016 event planning is well underway with new exhibitor commitments from Carbon Origins, JetPack International, and the U.S. Navy. NASA's exhibition presence has now expanded with three divisions participating.

Work earlier this year is now beginning to show results. Our Grants and Proposal Team have received grant awards from NASA and the CarMax Foundation to support our ongoing educational programs.

We expect to finish 2015 with a museum site commitment and major progress with our grant proposals and capital campaign. Thanks again for your continued interest and support.

Best regards,

Greg Viggiano
Executive Director

ps. please check out the Kickstarter film festival in Washington, DC on October 15.
Above image credit: Andrée Wallin, MOSF Featured Artist
NASA Grant
The Museum has been included in a major grant program of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Heliophysics Education Consortium (HEC). The HEC is part of a larger NASA program to promote educational endeavors by linking the science and mission directorates directly to students and the general public. The Museum's two-year grant will be used to develop and implement a multi-part education program aimed at encouraging the next generation of students to explore science and math learning.
Escape Velocity
Lots of exciting developments for our inaugural Escape Velocity convention since we announced it in the spring.
Check out the latest updates here
Purchase your tickets here
Hotel room reservations here

Call for Escape Velocity Volunteers
As with any space launch, success depends on a great ground crew, so if you would like to volunteer at Escape Velocity and help us achieve a perfect liftoff, please contact us.
We will be hosting a meet and greet for anyone interested in volunteering at Escape Velocity in early November. Spend some time with the department heads and learn about the different volunteer opportunities available.  If you would like additional information about being part of Escape Velocity's inaugural event, please send an email and your CV to

Video Gamers United will hold a special event at Escape Velocity. Ticketing information for video game activities will be available soon on the Escape Velocity registration page.
Kickstarter Film Festival
Kickstarter asked the Museum to host two films for their nationwide Film Fest. For one night only, on October 15th, 32 theaters across the country will be screening Kickstarter's biggest festival yet. Kickstarter has combed through thousands of the features, documentaries, and shorts funded on Kickstarter to pick out an incredible program for you — including hits from Sundance, groundbreaking animation, and one knockout documentary. Details are on the Kickstarter Film Fest home page.  From here you can reserve tickets, check out videos, and learn more about the films. For DC, the 7PM screening of Afronauts and What We Do in the Shadows will be screened at the Avalon Theater located at 5612 Connecticut Avenue.

PLEASE NOTE: Reserving a tickets does not guarantee entry. Seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Matt Lucas, Director of the Escape Velocity Film Festival for the Museum of Science Fiction is raising money for his new project, MOONSHOT starring LUVIA PETERSEN from the SyFy Channel show CONTINUUM. The film will premiere at Escape Velocity next year. “Moonshot" is the story of a homeless woman trying to leave her violent life behind and begin anew on the Moon. The crowdfund campaign features an opportunity to have a walk-on appearance in the film!
Journal of Science Fiction
We are now accepting submissions for the first issue of our newly announced Journal of Science Fiction. The press release is available here. Information on how to submit articles can be found here.
Image credit: Beeple
2015 Prospectus
The newest edition of the Museum's prospectus will be published at the end of October and can be  downloaded here.
Image credit: Beeple
Future of Travel Exhibition
Only 24 days left to check out the Future of Travel exhibition before it departs Reagan National Airport on Friday, October 30th - and take a look at our new 3D Model CAD Catalog for a downloadable Orion III file for 3D printing!
Terminal C, Baggage Claim Level, near Door 11
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