Through films and attractions, Marvel fans are launched into fantastical worlds, imagining what it would be like to explore realms beyond our own. Recently, Disney California Adventure, Disney Parks, NASA and Marvel teamed up to take a look at how space exploration inspires Marvel stories. Fans in attendance experienced an informative panel discussion featuring NASA astronauts and scientists, Marvel storytellers and Disney Imagineers.
Students chosen by their science teachers from the Anaheim Union School District were also invited to attend and hear firsthand how a STEM education can make a difference in the real world. “It was great talking to [the panelists] one-on-one to see what they thought about specific things,” said Kyle Rodriguez, a student from (school to come). They are very proud of their work, seeing the concept that they thought about come to fruition. I like learning about technology because it is the future and without technology, the present day wouldn’t exist.”