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Herrington has spent his life as a proud Chickasaw member serving as a U.S. Naval Aviator and an astronaut for NASA.

Opening Session: John Herrington (full version)

2010 Creativity World Forum

Former NASA Astronaut and Chickasaw John Herrington — the first enrolled Native American member in space — was featured in a delightful sketch that opened the World Forum. The story of his boyhood dream of piloting his "spaceship" from refrigerator box in his backyard is reenacted onstage. The acclaimed creativity author Sir Ken Robinson then conducts an interview providing a glimpse into John's life as his dream was realized.

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John Herrington: Advice to Children

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation
John Herrington, the first enrolled Native American member in space, encourages children to recognize the importance of following their dreams.

John Herrington: I Dreamed of Being an Astronaut

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation
John Herrington tells the story of how he came to be an astronaut, and describes the adventure of being in space.

John Herrington, First Enrolled Native American in Space

Unconquerable with Lisa Billy
John Herrington's role as flight engineer aboard the Endeavour wasn't just a major contributor to a successful NASA mission.