As the second speaker in the series, Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave gave an out-of-this-world address to students at Saint Stephen's.
BRADENTON, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Stephen's Episcopal School students listened intently last week when former NASA astronaut and accomplished businessman Dr. Story Musgrave gave them the speech of a lifetime.
Dr. Story Musgrave, a NASA astronaut for over 30 years, flew on six spaceflights, performed the first shuttle spacewalk, and piloted an astronomy mission among countless other space-related explorations. He has 7 graduate degrees, 20 honorary doctorate degrees and owns several companies.
Musgrave spoke to the students as part of Saint Stephen's S4 speaker series, which is intended to give students and the community a chance to hear from experts in many different fields.
Born in 1935 on a dairy farm, Dr. Musgrave said he realized early on that everything in his life happened for a reason, and that in order to be successful, he would have to learn every skill he possibly could. He learned how to build and fix machines and used that knowledge to succeed while in the Marine Corps.
"If you don't do something in life that you enjoy, you won't do it well. If you are having fun, you'll be passionate and work hard," said Dr. Musgrave, as the students at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School hung on every word. "Forget about what you're not great at, and focus on something you love. The hands that fixed a tractor when I was young, are the same hands that repaired the Hubble telescope in space."
Saint Stephen's Episcopal School is a private, independent, co-educational, college preparatory school in Bradenton, FL. Saint Stephen's delivers world-class education, excellent extracurricular experiences and exciting programs like AP course work, the iPad initiative, a band/strings program, a global education program, K-12 daily foreign language program and our Marine Science Initiative, to name a few.
Saint Stephen's sits on a gated, 35-acre campus, which includes a state of the art athletic center that hosts the school's athletic events including football, track and field, lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, and cheerleading. Saint Stephen's is proud of its rich academic offerings that go hand-in-hand with a strong college counseling program, a wide variety of competitive sports teams, a creative fine arts program, and many service learning opportunities. For more information about our school, please visit www.saintstephens.org.