CLEVELAND, Ohio — The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) at Burke Lakefront Airport will host Dinner with a Slice of History Feb. 19 featuring a special presentation by author and former NASA flight controller Marianne Dyson about her experiences as one of the few women in Mission Control during the early Space Shuttle Program.
Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning shortly after.
The cost for this event is $15 for IWASM members and $17 for non-members.
Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling 216-623-1111 or online at IWASM.org.
Dyson, a native of Canton, Ohio, went to Ohio University then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a degree in physics in 1977. She attended graduate school at Rice University and landed a job with NASA the year they hired the first women astronauts. She became one of the first female flight controllers, responsible for developing crew procedures for the early Space Shuttle flights.
After Dyson left NASA, she began writing children’s books. Her latest, “Welcome to Mars,” coauthored with Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic, was named a 2016 Outstanding Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association.
This book and her new Space Shuttle memoir, “A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller,” will be available for purchase at the event with proceeds benefiting the museum.