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