What: Learn how Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has helped save lives. Discover how a guy named Hugo laid the groundwork for virtual reality and wireless technology in the early 1900s. See how the realms of science fiction and science fact overlap and help create our modern world when the Sci Fi & Sci Fact exhibit opens on Friday, December 15.
Where: New Mexico Museum of Space History
Why: From earbuds to iPads, and rocket ships to credit cards, science fiction writers have imagined the future. And inventors have imagined turning those dreams into reality. Scientists, doctors, astronauts, engineers, and many others have been inspired to pursue careers, create new technology, and push the limits of knowledge by vivid tales of future times. On the other hand, authors have also taken existing technologies to the next level in their storytelling, opening the doors for tomorrow’s creators. The worlds of Sci Fi & Sci Fact await you!
About the New Mexico Museum of Space History: www.nmspacemuseum.org
The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. A Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum showcases the significant role New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program and features the International Space Hall of Fame, and New Horizons Dome Theater.