Travels From: Michigan
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April 21, 2011
Jerry Linenger shares his amazing personal story based on his experiences aboard the Russian space station Mir. Painting pictures with words, Linenger puts you in the spacecraft with him. He recounts not only the events of the mission, but also candidly shares his feelings of frustration and fear along with the determination and courage he used to survive. Having overcome great odds to achieve success, he challenges the audience to embrace change, rise to the occasion, and confront challenges. He emphasizes the role of preparation to achieve mission goals. His message is genuine and spoken by someone who has put his own life on the line. Audiences will learn how to:
· Tap into their inner strength and achieve more than they thought possible
· Give freely: Personal sacrifice may be required for the greater good
· Find the courage to overcome any obstacle
· Discover greater meaning in their professional and personal lives
Jerry Linenger survived on an out-of-control spacecraft, which was on fire and tumbling through darkness. He encourages us to rise to the occasion, confront our challenges and put life into perspective.
Jerry Linenger endured through a trying space mission where he faced chaos, low oxygen, the worst fire ever to occur in space and a language challenge with fellow crewmembers who spoke only Russian. While aboard Mir, life’s true priorities crystallized for him and motivated him to survive. During his mission aboard Mir, he logged fifty million miles in more than two thousand Earth orbits. He was the first American to undock from the space station in a Soyuz spacecraft and the first American to spacewalk wearing a Russian spacesuit outside a foreign craft. At the completion of his mission, he had spent more continuous time in space than any American male. Linenger serves on the board of Circle of Blue, which brings people around the world together on the subject of fresh water supply, inviting the public and policymakers to seize the defining challenge of our time: our diminishing supply of fresh, clean water.