Monday, March 10, 2014

Reach for the Stars: 5 Nuggets of Inspiration from Chickasaw Astronaut John Herrington


Chickasaw astronaut John B. Herrington. Image Courtesy of NASA.
Chickasaw astronaut John B. Herrington. Image Courtesy of NASA.

Indian Country Today has an inspirational article with advice from Chickasaw astronaut John B. Herrington for following your dreams.

"Chickasaw astronaut John B. Herrington is well known as the first American Indian to blast off into space. He flew NASA missions in the early 2000s and since then has been working to inspire Native youth to study math and science.
Retired from the space program for several years, Herrington is earning a second master’s degree, this one in education, and giving lectures to students across the U.S."

For more information about John B. Herrington or NASA, visit NASA's webpage, here.
In 2008, Commander John B. Herrington was the keynote speaker for the 36th Annual Symposium on the American Indian for Northeastern State University. For more information about his address you can visit an article by Northeastern State University here. To view the conference and Commander Herrington's speech, visit Northeastern State University's Youtube page here.
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