To learn more about Rhea, check out the listing of appearances, articles, reviews, achievements, and other noted highlights.

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  • Co-recipient of Great American Leadership Award, with husband Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson at Awakening 2017
  • Athena International Leadership Award, Rutherford County
  • Top 100 Alumnus, University of Tennessee
  • National Football Foundation, Nashville Chapter’s Fred Russell Distinguished American Award
  • Independent Book Publishers Association Ben Franklin Gold Award for Best Autobiography/Memoir
  • Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Astronaut Hall of Fame
  • Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame


Facebook Live Interview with The Schermerhorn Symphony Center










Astronaut Hall of Fame to induct Rhea Seddon

Astronaut Hall of Fame induction 2015

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Past Appearances

  • Music City SCALE 2021, Nashville TN
  • McKesson Pharmaceuticals
  • Reagan Foundation Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Gala, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Panel, Palm Springs
  • Society for Professional Women, Drexel, PA
  • Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Gala 2020 (Honoree)
  • University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Commencement Address
  • Awakening 2017 Conference, The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia
  • University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • Blast Off! Children’s Concert with the Nashville Symphony
  • Minnesota Council of Airports
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Retirees Luncheon Talk, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Champaign Aviation Museum, Urbana, Ohio Keynote
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville Women's Leadership Conference
  • Solar Eclipse 2017 Austin Peay State University
  • Nashville Magazine Women in Business Address
  • National Air & Space Museum Astronaut Couple Forum with husband, Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson
  • 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference Address
  • Challenger Center Chattanooga Talk
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Webb School Commencement
  • Tennessee Municipal League Keynote
  • Arnold Engineering Development Center Women's Club at Arnold Air Force Base
  • University of Tennessee Alliance of Women Philanthropists
  • Civil Air Patrol National Conference Address and Women’s Leadership Breakout Session
  • Gonzaga University Student, Family and Faculty talk, Spokane, Washington
  • University of California Alumni Dinner Houston, Texas
  • Cunard and Crystal Cruise Lines Celebrity Speakers
  • Sigma Kappa Founders Day Luncheon Speaker, Houston, Texas
  • Windham Invited Lecture on “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education”, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Women’s Forum, American Embassy, Belin, Germany
  • Various events and school visits, United Kingdom
  • Autographica talks and autographing, London, England
  • Astronaut events in Costa Rica
  • Cunard and Crystal Cruise Lines Celebrity Speakers

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