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May 30, 2019 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, x6152

Meet Astronaut Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor @ Your Library

Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor

Oxon Hill, MD – Come hear Astronaut Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor share her story about her first adventure into outer space! She will be at our Oxon Hill Branch Library on Monday, June 10 at 7 pm. Arrive early from 5:30-6:30 pm, and take a virtual reality tour of the International Space Station (ISS). Dr. Auñón-Chancellor served for six months as Flight Engineer on the Expedition 56/57 crew, logging 197 days in space. While aboard the Soyuz spacecraft, the crew circled the earth 3,152 times, traveling 83.3 million miles!

The Expedition 57 crew contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the ISS from June 6-December 19, 2018. The Soyuz spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and landed in Kazakhstan. This event is a part of A Universe of Stories, summer reading program at the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. For more about the mission and NASA, please visit: https://www.nasa.gov/.  

About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include: Rosetta Stone Library Solution, Lynda.com, Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are: Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy Minecraft, 3D printing, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and MAC (Manga and Anime Clubs) free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at www.pgcmls.info.