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. He has 7 beautiful children: Lorelei, Scott, Holly, Todd, Jeff, Lane and Story,
ranging from age 48 to 2 years; 3 beautiful grandchildren, and a beautiful wife Amanda.