How Science Fiction Helped Inspire the Modern Space Movement

Ad Astra SF Director Chris McKitterick is quoted in this wonderful article about the influence of science fiction and the current age of space exploration.

“Beyond creating a climate where innovative thinking is acceptable,” said Chris McKitterick, who directs the Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and the Speculative Imagination at the University of Kansas, “science fiction has influenced countless scientists, engineers and technologists to make real the things depicted in science fiction narratives.”