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Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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Kathryn D. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, will speak about her inventive life at the final Innovative Lives of 2019.

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Join us on Wednesday, December 4, for an evening conversation with Kathryn D. Sullivan, former astronaut and author of her new book Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention.

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.

Sullivan will describe her work on the NASA team that made all of this possible, in addition to recalling her stories of inventive inspirations. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. An audience Q&A, book signing, and light reception will follow the discussion.

FREE RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. For questions please email Laura Havel at havell@si.edu.

This is the official book launch event for Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention. Copies of the book will be available for purchase prior to the program. For more information on Handprints on Hubble, please visit: https://invention.si.edu/handprints-hubble-astronauts-story-invention

This program is part of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s Innovative Lives series, which gives participants the opportunity to engage in a public conversation with diverse inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their pioneering work and careers. Help support Innovative Lives by making a donation: https://invention.si.edu/donate

The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Sign language interpretation and real-time captioning of programs and special events are available upon request. Two weeks’ notice is preferred. Please email nmahprograms@si.edu, or call 202-633-3150.

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