Veteran Astronaut Speaks At Winter Park Institute
The only astronaut to have flown on all five space shuttles is speaking in Winter Park this week.
Story Musgrave is a NASA astronaut, a Marine, physician and a Disney Imagineer consultant, but he comes from humble beginnings. Musgrave calls Kentucky home and was a farm kid. Then he joined the Marines, specializing in repairing aircraft.
That would lead him to join NASA in 1967. His most notable achievement as an astronaut was repairing the $1.5 billion dollar Hubble space telescope. Musgrave led the spacewalks that fixed a flaw in a damaged observatory more than 350 miles above Earth.
“I know how to fix stuff,” said Musgrave of the mission. “If you look at the path I took, it’s leading to Hubble. No one at the time had the skills or the imagination to create solutions to the problem.”
He plans to share his journey from a farmer with no high school diploma to record-setting astronaut at the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
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