Subject: This Sunday: Astronaut Story Musgrave At Longway Planetarium

September 27, 2017

CONTACT: Caitie O’Neill

Flint, MI – September 27, 2017 – Join us at Longway Planetarium 
for a fascinating talk by former NASA astronaut Story Musgrave, Sunday, October 1, 3:00-4:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for general public and $3 for Sloan*Longway members. Tickets can be purchased online at

WHAT: Public lecture by Story Musgrave
WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 3:00-4:30 pm
WHERE: Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
TICKETS: $5 for general public, $3 for members

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 home-built 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, and 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 free-falls. He holds seven graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology. He has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was also a part-time trauma surgeon during his career as an astronaut

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 space-walker on the Hubble Telescope repair mission, and on his last flight, he operated an electronic chip manufacturing satellite on Columbia.

Today, Dr. Musgrave 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.

About Longway Planetarium
Longway Planetarium is Michigan’s largest planetarium, bringing you state-of-the-art dome graphics and immersive experiences with science, technology, engineering, and math. Longway Planetarium is located at 1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503. Visit to view Longway Planetarium’s complete show schedule. Shows are available every day of the week, with evening show times on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

1310 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI 48503
1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, United States
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