Monday, June 2, 2008

June 02: Dean of American Astronauts

On this day in 1997, Story Musgrave appeared at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Florida. An astronaut, surgeon, mathematician, computer analyst, pilot, parachutist, ex-Marine, student of the humanities and a motivational speaker, Musgrave shared his wealth of knowledge as the Discover Magazine scientist-in-residence.
Today a retired NASA astronaut, he continues to be a public speaker and a consultant for Disney Imagineering (he had a helping hand in Epcot's Mission: SPACE).
Originally from Boston, the 6-time space shuttle astronaut made his first flight into space in April 1983. During his six space flights, he recorded 1,281 hours 59 minutes 22 seconds in space in addition to approximately 25 million miles in orbit!
The Disney Institute is gone ... but Musgrave continues to share his wealth of knowledge as a professional speaker.

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