NASA Flight Director and author Paul Dye will speak at the Sport Aviation Foundation’s annual meeting 6-9 p.m. April 15.
Dye retired from NASA in 2013 as a lead flight director for human spaceflight after serving as flight director for nearly 20 years on the space shuttle and international space station programs.
The Dayton resident’s book, “Shuttle Houston: Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control” (Hachette Books, 2020), tells the stories of those
years flying human beings in space, developing and executing missions to do science, deploy payloads, and build structures in space.
Dye, who was NASA’s longest serving flight director, will share these stories in his talk, bringing the audience inside the walls of Mission Control Center-Houston to learn just what it was like to be a part of the history of space exploration.
“From the deadly serious problems the teams faced to the humorous moments that the public might never hear about, the tales Dye tells are authentic views of spaceflight in the years after the moon landings, as NASA developed the capability to give mankind a permanent foothold in space.”
As lead flight director, he was responsible for every aspect of flight planning, according to the foundation. Dye will be selling copies of his book, organizers said, and might be prevailed upon to sign them as well.
Tickets are $55 members, $75 non-members. Send checks to Sports Aviation Foundation, PO BOX 2815, Minden, NV 89423 or Treasurer@SportsAviationFoundation.com via Pay Pal.
For more information contact Linda Mae Hivert (775)225-4951 or Laurie Ricardi (775)790-4394.