Invite Golden Kite and American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award winner and former NASA flight controller MARIANNE DYSON to share her enthusiasm for space and writing.
Space for SaleWhy would anyone want to live or work in space? There's nothing up there--not even air. Besides being fun to float around in, what is freefall good for? And what about all that radiation? Isn't that dangerous? This talk covers the basic differences between the environment on Earth and in space, and how those differences might be exploited by creative new businesses once the price of reaching space is reduced by upcoming new commercial providers. An exciting future awaits the pioneers who will dare to explore and build the first settlements in space.
"Space for Sale" is appropriate for non-technical adult audiences or mixed groups of adults and older children. For Houston-area events, author will bring a scale model of the International Space Station and other models for display. Speech takes 15-20 minutes. Please budget additional time for Q&A and book signing.
Custom KeynoteSpace and astronomy offer a universe of anecdotes about brave explorers, problem solvers, and people who did not give up on their dreams. As one of the first women flight controllers, the author of a space and astronomy reference book, and former editor of a space magazine, I will research and write a custom speech for your event. Price varies depending on speech length and research requirements.
Book SalesHosts are encouraged to offer Dyson's books for sale in conjunction with their event. Please see Books for Author Visit for ordering information.
Honorarium$300 for a single presentation. Half price for public libraries, National Space Society events, SCBWI, and churches.
Fees for custom speeches depend on the length of the speech, travel requirements, and the purpose of speech (charity-inspirational, political-fundraising, educational-training, business-promotional). Contact me for estimates. I am also available to moderate panel discussions on various space and science fiction topics.
Expenses. Travel expenses are in addition to honorarium. Local visits are $1/mile from Author's home up to about 60 miles. For non-local visits, host must cover airfare, airport parking fees ($10/day from Hobby), hotel, and taxi/rental car if needed to reach final location. Coordinate details with Author.
Fill out (as much as you can) and email/fax/mail Appearance Agreement to:
15443 Runswick Drive
Houston, Texas 77062
281.486.4747 (land line: no texting!)
To Book an Appearance, Contact: Marianne Dyson.
I was a guest on NPR "To the Point" July 8, 2011 hosted by Warren Olney about the impact of the last Space Shuttle Flight. The entire show is available for listen or download, but my part starts about 14 minutes in, so I broke it up into four WMA files in order: Me & Architect Thom Mayne, Mayne & Astronomer Jonathan McDowell, and Me & McDowell.
Watch my MoonandBack.com interview about My Path to NASA, and My Writing at the International Space Development Conference in Huntsville, AL in May.
I attended the press conference for the last Space Shuttle crew, 6-30-11.
I'm a member of the SCBWI-Houston Chapter. I'm one of the authors in this YouTube video from our 2011 conference.
I joined panelists Susan Niebur & Stephanie Shipp to address the topic of alternative careers in science at the Lunar & Planetary Science Conference March, 2011.
I was a guest of Debra Duncon on Great Day Houston on June 10, 2009, discussing the inspiration of Apollo.
Marianne on CSPAN. I moderated a panel on the Future of the ISS at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference on May 30, 2008. Watch the video on the NSS Web site.
Me and former astronaut, Dr. Rhea Seddon, spoke at the annual Butterfly Luncheon on April 30, 2008.