Have you ever wanted to blast off into space? It’s a dream for many young children. That dream became real for one man from the Chickasaw Nation. John B. Herrington is the first Native American to travel to space. He flew on the space shuttle Endeavour in 2002. We get to relive this journey in his new children’s book, “Mission to Space.” He traces the dedication, training and skill it takes to turn a dream into a high-flying reality.
Commander John B. Herrington (Chickasaw Nation) – Astronaut
Break music: Rez Rocket (song) Red Earth (artist) Zia Soul (album)