Balloon Doctor-Dr. Osborn-Entertainer-A Man Out of Time Living Life In the Past Lane!
Controlled chaos ensues when a mad scientist takes over the Con! Bent on world domination
through the use of his flaky experiments and Balloons of Doom, he uses the audience
as laboratory rats to carry out his diabolical schemes! Doctor Osborn is North Alabama
and the Tennessee Valley's #1 Magical Mad Scientist! He delivers hilarious comedy
magic and amazing balloon twisting to corporate and private events across the south.
Stephanie Osborn-Author-Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a
veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as
various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle
flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts
on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member
of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees
in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent”
in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees
from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, TN. In addition she possesses a license of ministry in the Protestant
faith; has been a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather
Service certified storm spotter. Her space experience includes Spacelab and ISS operations,
variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear,
biological, and chemical weapons effects. Her travels have taken her to the volcanos
of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she explored any number of such
volcanos, including being present for several phreatic eruptions of Mt. St. Helens.
Her broad knowledge baseand experience led the LibertyCon 2011 programmers to invite
her to describe what it takes to be a polymath. Stephanie is currently retired from
space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” teaching math and science via numerous
media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA,
the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on
her knowledge, experience, and travels.