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Dr. Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a former postdoctoral scholar in chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, has completed two voyages in space -- in 2007 aboard the space shuttle "Endeavour" and six months serving on the International Space Station in 2010. She is returning to UCI to share her experiences in a public lecutre at the Beckman Center Auditorium.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the Orange County community, including schoolchildren age 10 and older, to see an astronaut in person (along with other distinguished scientists from UCI) and learn first-hand about science, space, and what it takes to be an astronaut. And NASA's mobile "Driven to Explore" exhibit will be on hand which features a touchable Moon rock and interactive mission displays for everyone to enjoy.
This event is free and open to the public with ample free parking and a light reception following the presentation. Auditorium seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and overflow rooms will be available with live streaming video.