Commander John Herrington’s Inspirational Journey

Written by on April 9, 2024

Meet Commander John Herrington, the first Native American astronaut from the Chickasaw Nation to journey into space!

Born in Wetumka, Oklahoma, Herrington’s passion for space began early. He pursued a career in the U.S. Navy, where he excelled as a Naval Aviator.

Spaceflight: In 2002, aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Herrington made history, performing spacewalks and contributing to the International Space Station.

Beyond space, Herrington’s adventures continued. From serving in executive roles to embarking on a cross-country bike ride, he’s a true explorer. Herrington’s achievements have earned him accolades, including inductions into halls of fame and a PhD in education.

Watch the Interview that was conducted by Red and Molly Pinkham: Want to hear more about Commander Herrington’s journey? Catch the full video below right here on Daybreak Star Radio!

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