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Jerry Linenger
Fee $25K - $40K
Exclusively WSB

Jerry Linenger

Jerry Linenger survived what has been described as "one of the most dangerous missions in space history"--an out-of control spacecraft tumbling through darkness, and on fire.  He encourages us to rise to the occasion, confront our challenges and put life into perspective.
Astronaut and Hero

Expertise In:

  • Courage
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
  • Teamwork

Audience & Industry

  • Lecture Series
  • Corporations
  • Associations
  • Sales Professionals
  • Senior Management Groups

Jerry Linenger survived what has been described as "one of the most dangerous missions in space history"--an out-of control spacecraft tumbling through darkness, and on fire.  He encourages us to rise to the occasion, confront our challenges and put life into perspective.

Jerry Linenger endured through a trying space mission where he faced chaos, low oxygen, the worst fire ever to occur in space and a language challenge with fellow crewmembers who spoke only Russian. While aboard Mir, life's true priorities crystallized for him and motivated him to survive. During his mission aboard Mir, he logged fifty-million miles--the equivalent distance of 110 roundtrips to the moon--in more than two-thousand Earth orbits He was the first American to undock from a space station in a Soyuz spacecraft and the first American to spacewalk wearing a Russian spacesuit outside a foreign spacecraft. At the completion of his mission, he had spent more continuous time in space than any American man and survived what was called "the worst fire ever on an orbiting spacecraft." Back on the planet, Jerry is involved in numerous documentaries focusing on his own dramatic space adventures, technology needed to explore further, and the most incredible place in the universe: planet Earth.

 

Featured Experiences

Challenges and Change: My 132 Days Off the Planet

Jerry Linenger shares his amazing personal story based on his experiences aboard the Russian space station Mir. Painting pictures with words, Linenger puts you in the spacecraft with him. He recounts not only the events of the mission, but also candidly shares his feelings of frustration and fear along with the determination and courage he used to survive. Having overcome great odds to achieve success, he challenges the audience to embrace change, rise to the occasion, and confront challenges. He emphasizes the role of preparation to achieve mission goals. His message is genuine and spoken by someone who has put his own life on the line. Audiences will learn how to:

  • Tap into their inner strength and achieve more than they thought possible
  • Give freely: Personal sacrifice may be required for the greater good
  • Find the courage to overcome any obstacle
  • Discover greater meaning in their professional and personal lives

Works