Former NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave spent six years in Southborough in the 1950’s as a student at St. Mark’s. Last week he returned to inspire the current batch of students at his old school. From the Metrowest Daily News:
Dr. Story Musgrave, veteran of six NASA space shuttle launches into outer space – including the maiden 1983 voyage of Space Shuttle Challenger – yesterday told an auditorium full of awestruck St. Mark’s School students that he’s not a risk taker.
“I didn’t take risks when I did that, I wanted to make sure I made it home,” he said. “The funny thing is, I didn’t want anything bad to happen in those days because then I wouldn’t be able to do it the next year.”