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Handprints on Hubble | Presentation and Book Signing

Dec 13, 2019 4:00 - 5:45 PM Journey to Mars and The Space Shop

On Friday, December 13 in Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Kathryn D. Sullivan, a veteran NASA astronaut, will give a presentation on her new book Handprints on Hubble at 4:00 PM.

The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed thousands of galaxies in what seemed to be empty patches of sky, transformed our knowledge of black holes, found dwarf planets with moons orbiting other stars and measured precisely how fast the universe is expanding. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space and one of the first six women to join NASA’s storied astronaut corps, will describe her work on the NASA team that made all of this possible, and more. The presentation will be followed with a question and answer session.

After her presentation, the Space Shop will have Handprints on Hubble for sale. Stop by the second floor of the retail store from 5:00 – 5:45 PM to have your copy autographed by Sullivan. A limited quantity books will be available for purchase. In an effort to ensure everyone has the opportunity to get his or her book signed during this special visit, there are a few guidelines for the autograph session:

  • Only Kathy Sullivan’s books will be signed (no other photos, memorabilia, etc.).
  • You may request a personalized message, but please keep it brief and print clearly what you want her to write on a sticky note.
  • Candid photos are welcomed, but you will not be able to stand behind the table for posed photos.
  • Please ask your questions during the presentation rather than during the book signing.

Both the presentation and the autograph opportunity are included with daily admission.

About Kathryn D. Sullivan

Kathryn D. Sullivan is a NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), member of the National Academy of Engineering and an inductee in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®. She is also the first American women to perform a spacewalk.


NASA Astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan looks out the window of the ISS.

Handprints on Hubble| Presentation and Book Signing

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