As scientists begin to reexamine the pages of historic texts, they’re learning remarkable things about the people who once handled these ancient documents -- including at D.C.'s Folger Library.
Some of the fantastic creations of past science fiction works are now modern reality. The creative imaginations of authors, directors and prop masters have influenced engineers, researchers and inventors. And many of those working in fiction aim to base their speculation in sound scientific fact. We consider the ways in which science fiction has influenced scientific advances and vice versa.
- C. Alex Young Associate Director, Science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; advisory board member, Museum of Science Fiction
- Nancy Hightower Science Fiction Reviewer, The Washington Post; Author, "Elementarí Rising"
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