UAB Speaker Series Real Heroes: No Capes, No Masks, No Distractions
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Want to hear an out of this world story? Take a break and listen to the only astronaut to have flown missions on all five space shuttles, Story Musgrave, MD. Over the course of 30 years, Musgrave paved his way into NASA history as one of its most colorful, passionate and dedicated astronauts. He served on two satellite-launching missions and led the spacewalking team that repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993. Musgrave spent 1281 hours in space but will only be at MSU for 1 hour; so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! Light refreshments will be provided. more information...
Story Musgrave was born in 1935 on a dairy farm in Stockbridge, MA. He was in the forests alone at age 3, and by age 5 floated his homebuilt rafts on the rivers. He rode combines at 5, drove trucks and tractors at 10 and when alone in remote fields, repaired them by 13. Story never finished school, ran off to Korea with the U.S. Marines where he was an aircraft electrician and an engine mechanic. He started flying with the Marines, and over the next 55 years accumulated 18,000 hours in over 160 aircraft. He is a parachutist with over 800 free falls. He has 7 graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology. He has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30 year astronaut career. Story was an NASA astronaut for over 30 years and flew on six spaceflights. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, was a pilot on an astronomy mission, conducted two classified DOD missions, was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission, and on his last flight he operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia. Today he operates a palm farm in Orlando, FL, a production company in Sydney and a sculpture company in Burbank, CA. He is also a landscape architect, a concept artist with Walt Disney Imagineering, an innovator with Applied Minds Inc. and a professor of design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Story also performs multimedia presentations on topics such as vision, leadership, motivation, safety, quality, innovation, creativity, design, simplicity, beauty and ecology. He has 7 beautiful children: Lorelei, Scott, Holly, Todd, Jeff, Lane and Story, ranging from age 48 to 2 years; 3 beautiful grandchildren, and a beautiful wife Amanda.