Woody Hoburg

412: Finding Mastery Goes to Space, Part 1: Preparing For Takeoff | NASA Astronaut

This week, we’re beyond excited to share a very special conversation with you… maybe the most special and ambitious podcast we’ve ever done… Finding Mastery… is going to space.

Sometimes, life can present us with moments where even our most meticulous planning and preparation reach their limits. These moments are where we find ourselves at a crossroads, needing to decide whether to boldly leap into the unknown or to stay grounded in the familiar.  

Now, imagine the weight of that choice when it involves venturing into the ultimate unknown: outer space. 

Today’s guest doesn’t have to imagine; he’s lived it and has found true growth playing on this edge.

Among a staggering pool of 18,000 applicants, all vying for the rare opportunity to train and become a NASA astronaut, Dr. Woody Hoburg emerged as one of the mere 13 individuals selected in 2017.

Fast forward to 2023, and on March 2nd, he launched to the International Space Station, piloting NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission. 

And before he left for his incredible journey, I had the absolute honor of connecting with Woody. In this episode, you’ll hear about how he prepared himself – physically and mentally – for venturing into space, the most extreme environment known to humanity.

But, our exploration, just like Woody’s, does not stop here. 

We’re embarking on a 3-part series chronicling Woody’s entire space expedition. 

Be sure to come back next week for Part Two, where I had the incredible privilege to chat with Woody directly from outer space. (Seriously.)

And Part Three (which will come to you early next year) will uncover the profound insights he’s gleaned during his time among the cosmos.

Woody truly embodies the spirit of exploration, whether it’s tackling intricate technical challenges, scaling cliffs, or traversing the cosmos. His relentless curiosity isn’t just admirable; it’s contagious. 

And he believes we’re in the golden age of space exploration. And after tuning into our exciting conversation today, I have a feeling you might just agree.  

Tune into Part One of our 3-part series as Finding Mastery embarks on an interstellar journey with the remarkable astronaut – and human – Dr. Woody Hoburg.

“At some point, you have to go fly… You have to make decisions, and execute, and just keep going.”

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