John B. Herrington
First Native American astronaut in the United States space program, Commander Herrington is a great inspiration to youth of all walks of life. He spends a great deal of his free time serving as a motivational speaker to young people, encouraging them to pursue their education.
He was selected by NASA in 1996, and serves as a mission specialist in the space shuttle program. His first mission will include adding to the international space station and ferrying the crew exchange of the station.