Melissa Corley Carter

Why Running (and Life) IS Rocket Science

Saturday, October 16, 2021 • Progress Center • 10:00am to 4:00pm

Learn from rocket scientist and Air Force officer turned writer, artist, leadership coach, and resilience champion Melissa Corley Carter about how she achieves goals such as running marathons the world over – an achievement marked in her new book Running the World: Marathon Memoirs from the Seven Continents. Stop by to grab a “Rocket Science 101” tip sheet, experience photographs and keepsakes from seven continents, or to sign up for Melissa’s quick outdoor barefoot running demonstrations. Get ready for the feeling of success!

Melissa Corley Carter is a Certified Professional Coach who holds two engineering degrees from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and an astronautical engineering PhD from the Naval Postgraduate School. A firm believer that resilience actually is rocket science, Melissa helps people go from where they are to where they want to be. An avid barefoot runner and hot yoga practitioner, Melissa also loves creating collages, hand-crafting unique greeting cards, and photographing wildlife, landscapes, seasons, and other forms of progression. She dances with the universe daily and joyfully embodies her soul’s journey as The Barefoot Dancing Rocket Scientist. Visit her online at

Hours & Location

Saturday, October 16, 2021
10am to 5pm • Free!

Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Progress Center and Fine Arts Building
1265 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108