Story Musgrave
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Story Musgrave

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Former Astronaut


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Story Musgrave

Story MusgraveFormer Astronaut

Story Musgrave was born in 1935 on a dairy farm in Stockbridge, MA. He was in the forests alone at 3 and by 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 freefalls. 

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 and media production companies in Sydney and Orlando. He is also a landscape architect, a concept artist and 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.


Design a Life for Yourself:  One Little Step at a Time

From Farm Kid to Rocket Man:  The Journey, The Lessons, and the Principles

The Hubble Space Telescope:  My 40 Years With That Machine

The Beauty of Nature, The Art of Technology

Life:  From One Opportunity to the Next, One Challenge to the Next


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