An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space and now a New York Times bestselling author, Mike grew up a working class kid whose seemingly unreachable dream of becoming an astronaut and going to space was realized in an unlikely journey that was driven by determination and commitment and realized with hard work and humor. After two missions to the Hubble Telescope and four space walks to make critical repairs to the telescope, Mike is now the Senior Space Advisor to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a Columbia University professor, an author, a media personality, and an in-demand speaker for audiences seeking a unique perspective on teamwork, innovation, and leadership from a down to earth spaceman. Mike has appeared on “The Big Bang Theory” six times, as well as frequent appearances on news programs, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Star Talk” radio and television shows, “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Craig Ferguson’s new series “Join or Die” (as well as his earlier”The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) and podcasts. In addition to Mike’s numerous scholarly articles, he’s shared his unique experiences, insights and wit in his new book “Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe” and with readers of a wide range of publications, including Esquire, Yahoo! Parenting and Readers Digest, to name just a few. Mike’s most recent honor was the renaming of his hometown street where he grew up to “Mike Massimino Street”!
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