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. 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. Check out these books for adults.

Up in Space introduces kids to the International Space Station; To the Moon and Back (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin) explains how Apollo went to the Moon; Welcome to the Moon describes what we know and how we plan to return to the Moon; Space Station Science explains how the station falls and never lands; and Welcome to Mars (coauthored with Buzz Aldrin & that won the Best STEM Book award) says where and how we might build the first settlement on Mars. Get all of my children's books for your future astronauts!

Speaking of Space...

I have done extensive research on space history (with a special focus on women's roles in early programs) and astronomy in addition to my personal experience in the early Shuttle Program and as the author and technical editor of numerous publications on space and planetary science topics. I offer virtual and in-person programs for adult groups and conferences as well as author visits to homeschool, elementary, middle, and high school students. See my Author Visits page for suggested topics, though I am willing to tailor a speech to support a specific current or past space program/project or space or science fiction themed event.

Find all my books on Amazon using this link: Marianne Dyson on AMAZON

Some published books by Marianne Dyson.My books available in 2022.

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