Marianne Dyson was one of the first ten women to work in NASA Mission Control Ms. Dyson has her degree in physics and with a lifelong interest in space, she fulfilled one of her many space dreams with her NASA Mission Control position. After working the first five space shuttle flights, she left NASA to raise her children and began sharing her passion for space through writing and speaking. She is the author of the award-wining, Space Station Science, originally published by Scholastic, that is now available in paperback from Windward. Home on the Moon, published by National Geographic, is a must-read for future lunar pioneers. The Space Explorerís Guide to Stars and Galaxies is part of Scholasticís Space University book club (www.scholastic.com/space) series, and comes with a cool science kit. Ms. Dyson has appeared on BookTV/C-SPAN2 and Reading is Fundamental and has spoken to thousands of children and their parents in schools, libraries, and at conferences across the nation. She has published dozens of articles, short stories, poems, and activities in national magazines and is a frequent contributor to Odyssey, a technical editor for Enslow Publishing, and a science consultant for Scholastic. She prepares the souvenir program book for the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation, and identifies web resources for myreportslinks.com. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and Illustrators, on the Board of the National Space Society, and a member of many other space organizations. She welcomes new space-related speaking, writing, and consulting assignments. For more information, she can be contacted through her website: www.mariannedyson.com. Her new book, "Space and Astronomy" is available from her website.