"Statistically it's a certainty there are hugely advanced civilizations, intelligences, life forms out there."
Story Musgrave (1935– )
Story Musgrave's career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration parallels the evolution of the American space program from the Apollo missions of the 1960s to the Space Shuttle of the 1990s. In 1967, he was one of 11 chosen, from more than 4,000 applicants, to serve as NASA's first scientist-astronauts. During his 30-year career at NASA, Musgrave worked on the Skylab, Spacelab, Space Shuttle, and Hubble Space Telescope projects; he flew on six space shuttle missions between 1983 and 1996.