Woman Astronaut Shares Her Story & Memoir in Free Virtual Program

Thu 1/21 @ 7PM

Loganberry Books on Larchmere Boulevard and the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) located at Burke Lakefront Airport have joined together to present a special online event with astronaut Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivn to celebrate the release of her memoir Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention.

In it, she tells her story of being the first woman to walk in space, first briefly in 1984 to show how a vehicle could be refueled in space, and again in 1990 as part of a crew that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope and performed tests and experiments around it.

She served in the Obama administration as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which focuses on weather and the condition of the air and oceans. (It’s the organization involved in “Sharpiegate” in 2019 when Trump used a black sharpie to change the path of a hurricane in contradiction of the NOAA’s information). She also served on Joe Biden’s transition team on the Department of Commerce Agency Review Team.

Handprints on Hubble tells Sullivan’s story of how she became interested in being an astronaut and how she found her path into NASA and eventually into space as an expert in oceanography. IWASM Board Member and Space Advisor Marcy Frumker will host the event, which will feature a reading from the book and an audience Q&A segment.

Order a copy Handprints on Hubble with a bookplate signed by the author here. Register to attend this free public event here.

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