Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson hosts NASA show

Mon, 01/19/2015

As a former student and postdoc for AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and Co-Director John Hemminger, Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson is a great friend to AirUCI.  She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station in 2007 and spent nearly six months aboard the ISS in 2010, where she performed three successful space walks totaling nearly 24 hours of EVA time.
She has kindly presented three public lectures sponsored by AirUCI — in 2007, 2011, and 2014 — all at the Beckman Auditorium and all to overflow crowds.  She is now engaged in projects that represent new NASA initiatives, one of which is a program entitled "StationLife" which tells about life aboard the ISS.  Tracy hosted the January 11, 2015 episode of the show, which focused on nutrition in space and how what we learn there translates to improvements in nutrition here on Earth.
We're so proud of Tracy and all her accomplishments, and she is a marvelous spokeswoman for NASA and for science in general!
View StationLife: Nutrition with Tracy as host
View the print program for her 2014 AirUCI public presentation