Chickasaw astronaut hopes to inspire students

John Herrington, the first American Indian to walk in space, spoke to students in eastern New Mexico on Monday.

Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, shared his experiences on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. He told students what it was like to be in space and showed a video of his mission.

Herrington took an eagle feather, a flute and a Chickasaw Nation flag into space.

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Astronaut proud of his heritage (The Clovis News Journal 10/5)

Relevant Links:
John Herrington Bio -
Space Shuttle Endeavour -

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