July 16, 2008

Herrington to pedal across US

Astronaut tells legislators recruiting kids his new missionJohn Herrington, who orbited Earth six years ago, will get a different view as he rides a bicycle across the country.

The former astronaut told legislators from 16 states at the Southern Leadership Conference of the Council of State Governments on Monday that the purpose of his trip is to get students interested in mathematics and the sciences.

Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, plans to leave Cape Flattery, Wash., on Aug. 13 and pedal his way southeast through Oklahoma until he arrives in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He plans to log about 100 miles a day and stop at several schools and Indian tribes along the 4,000-mile trip.


dmarks said...

Yes, he's a Native.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
writerfella wishes John Herrington much luck and success with his nationwide bicycle trip. But he should be warned that if he hits a strong dry wind in the Nevada desert, he will have to surrender his Chickasaw CDIB card...
All Best
Russ Bates