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Meet Astronaut Story MusgraveJan 15, 2022 - Jan 16, 2022 Kennedy Space Center
NASA selects astronauts from a diverse pool of applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds, from scientists to pilots. From the thousands of applications received, only a few are chosen to be a member of the elite NASA Astronaut Corps. Each day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visitors get the rare opportunity to meet a veteran NASA astronaut.
Meet the Astronaut of the Day at any of the following opportunities. See the Daily Schedule for the times for each when you arrive.
- The daily Astronaut Encounter briefings allow time for a presentation from the astronaut and a question-and-answer session, so be prepared to ask him or her what you have always wanted to know.
- Visitors can also get an astronaut’s autograph at The Space Shop and Shuttle Express at various times during the day.
- During the all-new Chat With An Astronaut, enjoy a sampling of food and beverages while having a group conversation with the Astronaut of the Day about what it is really like to live and work in space. This new add-on enhancement requires daily admission.
- Born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
- Joined United States Marine Corps in 1953 and worked as an aircraft electrician and engine mechanic.
- 18,000 hours in 160 different aircraft
- 8,000 hours in the T-38
- Selected by NASA in 1967
- Back Up Science Pilot on Skylab 1
- Worked on the design of all shuttle extravehicular activity equipment
- CAPCOM on several space shuttle missions
- Worked 17 years on Hubble Space Telescope
- Six shuttle flights:
- STS-6 1983
- STS-51-f 1985
- STS-33 1989
- STS-44 1991
- STS-61 1993
- STS-80 1996