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Former NASA Astronaut Makes Public Appearance at Cosmosphere June 16

Hutchinson – Former NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott touches down at the Cosmosphere Thursday, June 16th for a public book signing from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Stott is the author of Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet and Our Mission to Protect It. Inspired by her experiences as crewmember for the International Space Station and Space Shuttle missions, the book presents problem-solving, survival, and crisis-response techniques readers can apply to protect our planetary home.

Stott’s book is currently available in the Cosmosphere gift shop.

The Cosmosphere is connecting Stott to Kansas audiences through a partnership with B&B Theatres. Following June 16, Stott will make weekend appearances at various B&B Theatres across the Kansas City metro area for a special showtime presentations of Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear.

The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS, its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet Next Generation Science Standards. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater, offering daily documentary showings, a digital Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations, and CosmoKids, an interactive STEM area for children accompanied by an adult.