Six-time veteran astronaut Story Musgrave will present “Farm Kid to Rocketman and Beyond: Personal Exploration, Excellence and Evolution,” on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bush Auditorium, Bush Science Center as part of the Rollins College Winter Park Institute Speaker Series.
Musgrave was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in August 1967 and has spent a total of 1,281 hours, 59 minutes, 22 seconds in space. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified Department of Defense missions, was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission and operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia.
After serving with the U.S. Marines, Musgrave obtained six degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology and literature. He has written 25 scientific papers in the areas of aerospace medicine and physiology, temperature regulation, exercise physiology, and clinical surgery. He was a part-time trauma surgeon for the duration of his astronaut career.
Today he is a producer/director of multimedia, a landscape architect, an innovator with Applied Minds, Inc., and a professor of design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Tickets start at $10 per person and are available for purchase HERE.