Former astronaut meets with Pine Tree students
Longview, TX — Small decisions teenagers are making now can have a big impact on their lives in the future, Dr. Story Musgrave told students from Pine Tree junior high and high school on Monday.
Musgrave, a surgeon, NASA astronaut and mathematician spoke to small groups of students throughout the day and offered a larger presentation in the evening.
“I’ve had a great life full of experiences and challenges and I want to help kids grasp some of the same opportunities I’ve had,” Musgrave said.
It’s important for students to build a repertoire of skills they can call on throughout their lives, but also to maintain the flexibility to go after jobs in adulthood that don’t currently exist, he said.
“I couldn’t have planned to be an astronaut when I was a kid,” Musgrave said. “There were no such things when I was growing up. You need to be ready for the unknown.”
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