Dean C. Hines
My dad worked on earth resource satellites and systems for the Apollo program. At six months old, my parents propped me in front of the TV to watch the Faith-7 Mercury launch, and I didn't miss a subsequent televised launch until well into the space shuttle program. In fourth grade, "A Wrinkle in Time" inspired me to become an astrophysicist. I received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics at New Mexico Tech using the VLA. I obtained my Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin, and then moved on to Post-Doc and research faculty positions at the University of Arizona. I joined Space Science Institute in 2002, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in 2010. I have mild Cerebral Palsy (CP), so being an astronaut was not possible. However, working in astronomy and astrophysics has been my ticket to the stars.
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