FLINT, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan-Flint has announced that astronaut Story Musgrave will deliver the keynote address at the school’s May 1 commencement.
Musgrave is expected to speak at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ceremonies at the Dort Federal Event Center.READ MORE: Peace Officer Awards Ceremony Honors Life-Saving Heroes, First Responders In Oxford High School Tragedy
Chancellor Susan E. Borrego says Musgrave’s “iron will, sense of exploration, and perpetual desire to learn are examples for us all.”READ MORE: Comcast Rise Awarding Grants To 100 Minority-Owned Small Businesses
Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for more than 30 years and flew on six space missions. He performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s first flight and was the lead spacewalker on the Hubble repair mission.
He retired in 1997 from NASA.MORE NEWS: More Than $3 Billion In Auto Insurance Refunds Issued To Michigan Drivers -- What To Do If You Didn't Get Yours
Musgrave holds a number of advanced degrees, and also is a medical doctor and chemist.
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