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Posted on: March 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Friends of DPPL Host Marianne Dyson, Former NASA Flight Controller at Annual Meeting

What was it like to work on the Space Shuttle program?  The Deer Park Public Library will host the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 PM.  The Friends will hold a brief business meeting and elect officers prior to introducing the evening’s speaker, Marianne Dyson. Ms. Dyson’s presentation, titled “A Passion for Space,” will recount her experience as one of the first female flight controllers at NASA.

Growing up, Ms. Dyson was inspired by John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. An avid science fiction reader, she was the first woman in her family to graduate from college. She worked at Mission Control during the first five Space Shuttle flights. Following her work at NASA, Ms. Dyson has worked as a writer. Her 2015 book, Welcome to Mars, was co-authored with Buzz Aldrin. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and for signing at the event.

Ms. Dyson’s program is one of two space-themed programs to take place at the library in April. On Friday, April 28, astronaut Barry Wilmore will speak about his experiences on the International Space Station at 11 AM.

Refreshments will be provided after the presentation. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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