Story Musgrave

Former Astronaut & Surgeon; Made Six Space Flights; Professor, Businessman, Landscape Architect, concept artist with Walt Disney Imagineering

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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 » Read Full Bio

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, 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.

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Vision
Story Musgrave inspires audiences with his personal experience, achievements, and learning experiences that were fueled by vision and determination.
Leadership
Using his first hand experience in the military, as a surgeon, and on six space flights, Story gives audiences the tools to become confident leaders.
Motivation
Story captures audiences attention with vivid life stories and gives them practical and inspirational tools to launch them into their next step in life.
Safety
As a surgeon, astronaut, and pilot, Story knows first hand the importance of safety in all situations. From these experience Story gives audiences useful tips for creating a safer workplace and environment.
Quality
Story motivates audiences to put their best foot forward and emphasizes the importance of quality performance in all areas of life and work.
Innovation & Creativity & Design
As an innovator, landscape architect, and concept artist Story shares his passions and ignites audiences imagination.

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  • Achievement
  • Adventurers/Explorers
  • Astronauts
  • Innovation/Creativity
  • Inspiration
  • Keynote (Business)
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Safety
  • Teamwork/Team Building

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