Press Release Details

AUG 29: “Father of Internet” to Help Unveil Interstellar Dreams’ Space Center Plans during NASA’s Artemis I Launch Viewing Event


Centers at GMU and Soon Reston to Inspire and Train Space Workforce

Interstellar Dreams:

Internet co-founder Vint Cerf will join Interstellar Dreams as it announces the launch of its first Space Center location at George Mason University’s College of Science Research Hall and its plans to open a 40K square foot Space Center in Reston, Va. The centers will offer training and simulations in a virtual, real world learning environment created by LED walls and technology that prepare emerging and existing professionals—especially girls and minorities—to meet the high demand for space workers. As NASA’s official launch partner, Interstellar Dreams Space Center is hosting an Artemis I "Return to the Moon" viewing event at Reston Station as the backdrop for the announcement. As NASA prepares to send astronauts to the moon and beyond, Interstellar Dreams’ viewing event underscores the need for talent for the booming space exploration industry.

August 29
Launch at 8 am
Press Event 8:45 am


  • Vint Cerf, “Father of the Internet,” who will discuss the need for an inter-galaxy Internet
  • Robin McDougal, Founder and CEO, Interstellar Dreams and STEM Advocate and Educator
  • Walter Alcorn, Fairfax County Board Supervisors
  • Che' Bolden, President & CEO, Charles Bolden Group
  • Civic and Business Partners, including executives from Google, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Comstock, George Mason University, Fairfax County Public Schools

Press Event (Private):
1900 Reston Metro Plaza, Reston, VA 20190

Press interested in covering press conference should contact Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609.

The global space economy has reached nearly half a trillion dollars and needs a pipeline of talent to meet its needs. Interstellar Dreams will work to prepare today and tomorrow’s workforce through its state-of-the-art simulators and space center to be located in the Northern Virginia Dulles tech corridor. A nonprofit led by Founder Robin McDougal, M.ED. Former Fairfax County Public Schools Advanced Academic Educator and STEM literacy advocate, Interstellar Dreams Simulator & Space Center is an ecosystem designed to spark and nurture the next generation of STEM leaders—especially young women and minorities—focused on aerospace.

Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609

Source: Interstellar Dreams Space Center