Stones River Country Club - 1830 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro
Reaching a Higher Orbit presented by Dr. Rhea Seddon
How does a young girl get from Murfreesboro, Tennessee into space? Would you dare to strap yourself onto a rocket? What do you do when interesting possibilities come your way? Discount them as impossible and let them float away? Or choose to take a leap and change your life? Where do opportunities come from? They can appear in the craziest and most unexpected ways and shake up your thought processes of what might be possible. Something lights a spark that you didn’t realize existed until that moment. A friend or colleague suggests a new idea and a door opens. Or a life changing event kicks you in the rear and you are compelled to dust off those long-lost dreams and seek out the people who can help you achieve them. Hear how serendipitous opportunities propelled one of America’s first women astronauts into a higher orbit.
Dr. Rhea Seddon trained as a surgeon and then became one of the first six women admitted to the U.S. Astronaut Corps. After three successful Space Shuttle flights, she left NASA to become the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She later co-founded LifeWings Partners, which teaches teamwork to healthcare organizations. Her recent book, Go for Orbit, is a memoir of her life.
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