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Lecture-Concert Series presents Dr. Story Musgrave, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut

Nov. 7, 2008 -- Dr. Story Musgrave, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut, is the featured lecturer in the sixth event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. HeDr. Story Musgrave, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut, will be the featured speaker in the sixth event of ASU's Lecture-Concert Series,Tuesday, Nov. 18. will present “The Beauty of Nature—The Art of Technology” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the ASU Student Union Auditorium, 101 N. Caraway Road. Like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, this event is free and open to the public. Dr. Musgrave’s presentation is co-sponsored by ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Dr. Story Musgrave
was selected by NASA as a scientist-astronaut in 1967 and participated in six space shuttle missions. Musgrave holds seven advanced degrees and has been awarded over 15 honorary degrees. He is not only a medical doctor, but also a chemist, mathematician, biophysicist, physiologist and computer scientist. 
He holds a BS degree in mathematics and statistics from Syracuse University (1958), an MBA degree in operations analysis and computer programming from the University of California, Los Angeles (1959), a BA degree in chemistry from Marietta College (1960), an M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1964), an MS in physiology and biophysics from the University of Kentucky (1966) and a MA in literature from the University of Houston–Clear Lake(1987).

A member of the U.S. Astronauts Hall of Fame, he is a consultant to both Disney’s Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. He was the lead team member who helped design the space arm, he was the first NASA astronaut to perform a space walk from the shuttle, and he led the team who successfully fixed the Hubble telescope. His PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded following his presentation.

For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308, via e-mail at, or visit for a complete listing of the 2008-09 Lecture-Concert Series programs and a printable flyer.

The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.



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