This is a summary of our talk by David that explored the profound influence of science fiction on the history of spaceflight, delving into the visionary works of pioneers such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Jules Verne, and Hermann Oberth. It examines how the imaginative writings of H.G. Wells and the groundbreaking contributions of engineers like Sergei Korolev and Wernher von Braun played pivotal roles in shaping the trajectory of space exploration, bridging the gap between fiction and reality. By tracing the connections between these visionaries and the evolution of spaceflight technology, we gain a deeper understanding of how the dreams of science fiction have fueled the achievements of space exploration throughout history.