AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

September 26-28, 2017

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Ft Worth Convention Center

SAE 2017 AeroTech Annual Banquet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Historic Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Crystal C/D

Single ticket: $150
Table ticket: $1500/10 seats


Story Musgrave

Story Musgrave Keynote Topic: "A Goal for the Future"

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 more than 160 aircraft. He is a parachutist with over 800 freefalls. He has seven 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 more than 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 U.S. 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.


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