Imagine you’re 14 years old, camping in Ontario with your family.
It’s July 20, 1969, and you’re watching on a small TV as Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon.
You decide: I want to go to space.
And so you grow up to become an astronaut. You go into space on the shuttles Discovery and Atlantis. You spend five months on the Russian space station Mir.
You ultimately rack up 143 days and 52 minutes in space, over 2,177 orbits of the earth, and you fly 54.5 million miles through space.
And after all that, you come home to Michigan to settle down in Suttons Bay.
That’s just a brief look at what retired Navy Captain and astronaut Jerry Linenger has done.