Musgrave, Story

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Musgrave, Story Gender: M
Franklin Story Musgrave
born on 19 August 1935 at 05:37 (= 05:37 AM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°28' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°15 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°12'

Story Musgrave


American physician and surgeon; a scientist-astronaut selected by NASA for training in August 1967. Musgrave worked on the design and development of the Skylab space station and first flew on STS-6, the maiden voyage of Challenger, which launched on 4/04/1983.

Although he was born in Boston, Musgrave considers Lexington, Kentucky to be his hometown. He attended St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts prior to graduating in 1953, when he promptly enlisted in the Marines. He went back to school some years later and earned a plethora of degrees, including a BS in mathematics and statistics from Syracuse in 1958, a MBA in operations analysis and computer programming from the University of California in 1959, a BA in chemistry from Marietta College in 1960, an MD from Columbia in 1964, an MS in physiology and biophysics from the University of Kentucky in 1966, and an MA in literature from the University of Houston in 1987.

During his time with the Marines, he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp as aviation electrician and crew chief. He returned stateside and took a position with Eastman Kodak as a mathematician. Prior to his selection by NASA, he was a researcher in cardiovascular and exercise physiology at the University of Kentucky, where he also did his surgical internship.

He served as backup science pilot for the first Skylab mission, Skylab 2, and from 1979-82, he was assigned to the Shuttle Avionics Laboratory where he tested computer software. He continued to perform surgery part-time at Denver General Hospital and worked as a part-time professor in physiology and biophysics at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has published 44 scientific papers and received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1992. He left NASA in 1997.

Musgrave is divorced and the father of six, Lorelei Lisa, Bradley Scott, Holly Kay, Christopher Todd, Jeffery Paul (deceased) and Lane Lynwood. In his spare time, he enjoys chess, gardening, parachuting, photography, reading, scuba diving and literary criticism.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Crippen, Robert L. (born 11 September 1937). Notes: Support crew member and backup pilot of Skylab 2
  • associate relationship with Kerwin, Joseph P. (born 19 February 1932). Notes: pilot and backup pilot on Skylab 2 mission
  • compare to chart of Space: Skylab (space station) (born 14 May 1973). Notes: backup science pilot of Skylab-2, the first manned mission to Skylab


  • Social : End a program of study 1953 (Graduated from high school)
  • Social : End a program of study 1959 (MBA, Univ. of California)
  • Social : End a program of study 1960 (BA from Marrieta College)
  • Social : End a program of study 1964 (MD from Columbia)
  • Work : Begin Major Project August 1967 (Selected for astronaut training)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 4 April 1983 (Maiden voyage of Challenger)
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  • Social : End a program of study 1987 (MA from University of Houston)
  • Work : Prize 1992 (NASA Distinguished Service Metal)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1997 (Left NASA)

Source Notes

Lynn Koiner quotes him by letter


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Numerous degrees)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (One child died)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Chess, photography, reading)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Scuba diving, parachuting, gardening)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science-medical papers)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Distinguished Service Medal)