Astronaut Story Musgrave keynote speaker at dinner honoring local teachers

Math, science teachers honored by collaborative partnership among Northern Ky. University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier | March 1, 2006

Astronaut Story Musgrave, who has made six trips into outer space, is delivering the talk, “Being the Best, Every Minute of Your Life, Just for the Fun of It!” on Friday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center.

Musgrave was selected by NASA to be among the first cohort of astronaut-scientists. He helped design the spacesuits, life support systems, airlocks and manned maneuvering units that would be used for space walks and other extravehicular activity on the space shuttle missions.

His first outer space trip took place on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. He was also one of the first astronauts to perform a space walk off of the shuttle. On his fifth mission he commanded the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. Musgrave flew his last space mission in January 1996 on the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Musgrave is the keynote speaker at an event honoring outstanding Greater Cincinnati mathematics and science teachers. The teachers are being honored by a collaborative partnership among the presidents of Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati known as “Conversations, Connections, Collaborations.”

This event is free and open to the public, however tickets are required as seating is limited. For tickets, please call 513 745-3477 or e-mail downingn@xavier.edu.