Famous Astronaut

: Winston Elliott Scott

Winston Elliott Scott

Born on August 6, 1950 in Miami , Winston Scott graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1968 and received a B.A. degree in music from Florida State University 1972. In March 1992 Winston Scott was selected to participate in the Space Program. Four years later he served as a mission specialist on the STS-72 Endeavour during its nine day flight from January 11 to 20, 1996. Scott conducted two space walks to demonstrate and evaluate techniques to be used in the assembly of the International Space Station including one of 6 hours and 53 minutes. Scott returned to space on the STS-87 Columbia on November 19, 1997 where he performed two spacewalks, the first of which lasted over 7 hours involved the manual capture of a Spartan satellite. In July 2003 Scott became the Executive Director of the Florida Space Agency, an organization that advises the state’s governor and legislature on matters related to space and In 2006, Winston Scott’s book, Reflections From Earth Orbit was published.