Margaret Rhea Seddon

NASA ASTRONAUT UT Health Science Center, ’73 Part of the Tennessee Alumnus’ 100 Distinguished Alumni feature. Margaret Rhea Seddon didn’t originally set out to be a pioneer. Yet, as a physician and one of the first six women accepted by NASA into the astronaut program, a pioneer she was. Seddon, a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and a graduate of the UT College of Medicine, spent 19 years at NASA beginning in 1978. She flew on three Space Shuttle flights and, in 2015, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. “I don’t think I necessarily did it to be … Continue reading Margaret Rhea Seddon