Marianne J. Dyson

Marianne Jakmides Dyson
Marianne Dyson

Marianne Dyson

Award-winning Author & former Flight Controller

The Wonders of Space

Will humans ever live on other worlds or in space itself?

A former NASA flight controller with a degree in physics, I share my passion for space with adults and children through books, articles, stories, and speeches promoting the eventual settlement of space.

My Books

My memoir, A Passion for Space let's you experience what it was like to be one of the first women in NASA's Mission Control. My newest book, Shuttle Mission Control, showcases 20 flight controller stories and 150 images from the early Shuttle era. My science fiction collection, Fly Me to the Moon, includes stories of how we might have survived a Space Shuttle disaster, how the rescued memories of an Alzheimer's patient may save a future Moon mission, and what a terminally-ill cancer patient may discover on Europa.

My children's books introduce the International Space Station to kids, explain how Apollo went To the Moon and Back (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin), what we know and how we plan to return to the Moon in Welcome to the Moon, why the Space Station falls and never lands; how to get oxygen from rocks for our Home on the Moon; and where we might build the first settlement on Mars in Welcome to Mars (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin).

Speaking of Space...

I offer virtual and in-person programs for adults and kids, STEM workshops for kids and teachers, editing and technical consulting for individuals and businesses. Sign up for my FREE Science Snacks newsletter (via Contacts page) to learn more about space, upcoming publications, and appearances.

Use my Book Orders tab for autographed copies. Kindle and out-of-print books are available via searching Marianne Dyson on AMAZON

Dyson's 10 published books by Marianne Dyson.My books 1999-2019.

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