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Story Musgrave is an acclaimed NASA astronaut, known for his historic work repairing and saving the Hubble Telescope.
Story Musgrave is perhaps best known for his 30 years of service as a NASA astronaut – the longest period of service in NASA history. His work repairing and saving the Hubble Space Telescope contributed to numerous scientific discoveries and the advancement of our knowledge of the universe as well as our own planet. Musgrave’s varied career includes classified department of defense missions, thousands of hours in outer space, and seven graduate degrees.
Story Musgrave 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 and is a parachutist with over 800 freefalls. Musgrave has 7 graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology and has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates.
Story Musgrave was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30 year career as a NASA astronaut where he 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, Story Musgrave 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.
Both a mathematical genius and creative artist, Story Musgrave is uniquely positioned to speak on a wide range of topics including vision, leadership, motivation, safety, quality, innovation, creativity, design, simplicity, beauty, and ecology.