Adjunct Professor and advisor to GradID, Story is an accomplished pilot, surgeon, mechanic, poet, designer and philosopher. He has written 25 scientific papers in the areas of aerospace medicine and physiology, temperature regulation, exercise physiology and clinical surgery. One of NASA’s most experienced astronauts, Story flew on six space flights; performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger’s maiden flight; conducted two classified Department of Defense missions; spacewalked to repair the ailing Hubble telescope; and, on his last flight, operated an electronic chip-manufacturing satellite aboard Columbia. Story participated in the design and development of all space shuttle extravehicular activity equipment for his missions, including spacesuits, life-support systems, airlocks and manned maneuvering units. Throughout his 30-year career with NASA, Story enriched his experiences by capturing the essence of spaceflight through a variety of mediums including photography, poetry and personal experiments. Story has seven graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology, and he has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates.

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