PALATKA – One Book One Putnam’s 2018 Reading Season will wrap up on Wednesday, March 7th from 6-8pm at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Palatka with a Finale Event featuring retired NASA Astronaut and engineer Nicole P. Stott. She served as a Flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 and was a Mission Specialist on STS-128 and STS-133. She worked for NASA for 27 years.
Ms. Stott will be talking about her career and the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in schools. This will be a family-friendly event. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. This year’s book, Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Jr. is the true story of a boy growing up in coal country West Virginia who dreamed of becoming a rocket scientist. He would go on to win the National Science Fair and eventually work for NASA.