From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. He became one of the most launched astronauts in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire Space Shuttle program. From his childhood in rural Indiana, through education at Purdue University, and a career in the US Air Force, Ross charted a path to NASA while overcoming setbacks. Now he works to inspire young people to believe in themselves, and especially to achieve their dreams through science education. Welcome to Jerry L. Ross’s official home on the web.