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John Herrington

Former NASA Astronaut, First Native American in Space, Educator & Story-Teller

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 John Herrington Biography

John Herrington is a retired United States Naval Aviator and former NASA astronaut. In 2002, Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space.

Selected by NASA in April 1996, Herrington reported to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in August 1996. He completed two years of training and evaluation, and qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist. Herrington was assigned to the Flight Support Branch of the Astronaut Office where he served as a member of the Astronaut Support Personnel team responsible for Shuttle launch preparations and post-landing operations.

Herrington was selected as a Mission Specialist for STS-113, the sixteenth Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour was launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 23, 2002 to deliver the P1 Truss segment, which provides structural support for the Space Station radiators. Endeavour also delivered a new Expedition 6 crew to the Station, returning to Earth on December 7, 2002 with the Expedition 5 crew ending their 6-month stay in space. The total mission duration was 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes. During the mission Herrington performed three spacewalks, totaling 19 hours and 55 minutes.

In 2016 Herrington authored a children's book called Mission to Space. In the book, Herrington shares his passion for space travel and provides a glimpse into his astronaut training and mission to the International Space Station. The book includes an English to Chickasaw vocabulary list with space-related terms.

Herrington currently travels the nation speaking to students, educators, nonprofits and corporations on an array of topics originating from his unique background in STEM and aviation.

Herrington was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2002. He earned his PhD in education from the University of Idaho in 2014. In 2017, Herrington was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. In 2018, he became one of the inductees in the first induction ceremony held by the National Native American Hall of Fame.

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John Herrington

Former NASA Astronaut, First Native American in Space, Educator & Story-Teller

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John Herrington Biography

John Herrington is a retired United States Naval Aviator and former NASA astronaut. In 2002, Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space.

Selected by NASA in April 1996, Herrington reported to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in August 1996. He completed two years of training and evaluation, and qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist. Herrington was assigned to the Flight Support Branch of the Astronaut Office where he served as a member of the Astronaut Support Personnel team responsible for Shuttle launch preparations and post-landing operations.

Herrington was selected as a Mission Specialist for STS-113, the sixteenth Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour was launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 23, 2002 to deliver the P1 Truss segment, which provides structural support for the Space Station radiators. Endeavour also delivered a new Expedition 6 crew to the Station, returning to Earth on December 7, 2002 with the Expedition 5 crew ending their 6-month stay in space. The total mission duration was 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes. During the mission Herrington performed three spacewalks, totaling 19 hours and 55 minutes.

In 2016 Herrington authored a children's book called Mission to Space. In the book, Herrington shares his passion for space travel and provides a glimpse into his astronaut training and mission to the International Space Station. The book includes an English to Chickasaw vocabulary list with space-related terms.

Herrington currently travels the nation speaking to students, educators, nonprofits and corporations on an array of topics originating from his unique background in STEM and aviation.

Herrington was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2002. He earned his PhD in education from the University of Idaho in 2014. In 2017, Herrington was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. In 2018, he became one of the inductees in the first induction ceremony held by the National Native American Hall of Fame.

John Herrington Videos

  • Hall of Fame: John Herrington
    The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell interviews John Herrington, a 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree.
  • John Herrington | Doctoral Candidate
    At the University of Idaho, former NASA astronaut John Herrington discovers the transformative power of educational leadership.
  • Cmdr. John Herrington's Presentation at VCC
    NASA Cmdr. John B. Herrington -- space shuttle mission specialist on the Endeavour, scientist and the first Native American astronaut -- was at...

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  • How to book John Herrington?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Herrington for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Herrington, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Herrington or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Herrington?

    Booking fees for John Herrington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Herrington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Herrington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Herrington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Herrington for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Herrington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Herrington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Herrington is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Herrington for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. John Herrington generally travels from MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Leland Melvin, Thomas D. Jones, PhD, Colonel Mike Mullane, Leroy Chiao and Ron Garan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Herrington for an upcoming event.

John Herrington Speaker Videos

  • Hall of Fame: John Herrington
    The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell interviews John Herrington, a 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree.
    John Herrington | Doctoral Candidate
    At the University of Idaho, former NASA astronaut John Herrington discovers the transformative power of educational leadership.
  • Cmdr. John Herrington's Presentation at VCC
    NASA Cmdr. John B. Herrington -- space shuttle mission specialist on the Endeavour, scientist and the first Native American astronaut -- was at Vancouver Community College on Oct. 28, 2010 for a...

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