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 firstname.lastname@example.org.