Jon McBride's naval service began in 1965 with flight training at Pensacola, Florida. After winning his wings as a naval aviator, he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 101 based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, for training in the F-4 "Phantom II" aircraft. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in January 1978, McBride became an astronaut in August 1979. McBride was pilot of STS 41-G, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 5, 1984, aboard the Orbiter Challenger. McBride was scheduled to fly next in March 1986, as the commander of STS 61-E crew which was one of several deferred by NASA in the wake of the Challenger accident in January 1986. In July, 1987, McBride was assigned to NASA Headquarters to serve as Assistant Administrator for Congressional Relations. In May 1989, Captain McBride retired from NASA and the Navy, in order to pursue a business career. He is currently a member of the Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Encounter team, and does lecturing and corporate motivational presentations.
Jon's website is http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/mcbride-ja.html
The original live interview was on 5.19.09 and hosted by Chicke Fitzgerald, CEO-Solutionz.