Publishers Weekly

“Readers will be delighted and moved by retired astronaut Massimino’s almost childlike wonder and enthusiasm, coupled with his humility, as he recounts the magnificence of space, the camaraderie of NASA in good times and bad, and a genuine gratitude for his good fortune….This is an engaging and uplifting memoir that’s sure to give readers a deeper appreciation for the U.S. space program and inspire some future astronauts.” Back to Previous Page

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Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Massimino’s memoir is a smooth combination of personal history and immersive storytelling…Massimino makes having “the right stuff” both breathtaking and formidable. A vivid, engrossing, and enthusiastically written memoir of aeronautic ambition.” Back to Previous Page

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Bill Nye the Science Guy

“Inspired by moonwalkers, Mike grew up, became an astronaut, and fixed the Hubble Space Telescope, all while remaining some kinda’ humble. You can’t help but follow him from Long Island to the bottom of the spacewalk practice pool, then 350 miles up and back. He’s a spaceman through and through; he tells how hard work can take you out of this world.” Bill Nye the Science Guy, CEO The Planetary Society Back to Previous Page

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Brian Greene

Massimino’s incredible journeys, filled with grit, courage, suspense and thrills, are told with such candor and delight, that for a brief moment I felt I’d finally made it to space too. Read this book and be inspired to reach for the impossible. Back to Previous Page

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NY Times Bestseller & Christopher Award Winner!

US Paperback Release Sept 12! @ Amazon @ Barnes and Noble @ IndieBound @ iBooks @ Google @ Kobo UK Purchases @ Amazon UK @ Waterstones @ WHSmiths Mike’s space dreams were born the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, but fulfilling them seemed unlikely, if not impossible for a working-class kid with a fear of heights. But Mike wouldn’t be deterred.  He catapulted himself to Columbia and then MIT, was rejected three times by NASA, and still made it to space. Science meets the most thrilling adventures in Spaceman, Mike’s story of never giving up and the power of teamwork to make anything possible. Taking us through the surreal wonder of his first spacewalk,… Read More

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Media Personality

Mike was the first person to tweet from space! His frequent appearances on television include a six time recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy, The Big Bang Theory, host of Science Channel’s The Planets and Eclipse, as guest and guest host on Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk television and radio shows, and numerous specials on Discovery, History Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Channel. Mike is regularly featured as a guest expert on national and cable news and talk shows, including Good Morning America and Good Day New York.  Mike was featured in IMAX Hubble 3D. Back to Previous Page

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Testimonials

Everyone was thrilled with the meeting, especially your presentation.  I have never received so much positive feedback after one of our All Staff meetings. Jim McGrann, President & CEO, VSP Global Our leaders were inspired by your story and I believe walked away with a renewed sense of purpose and ready to focus on our new aspiration and goal. Your determination has encouraged us to think differently and be more courageous in our pursuits to impact society.  Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Pfizer Thanks again for doing a superb job today. Really top notch. They loved you. Couldn’t have asked for a better crafted talk. Jay Klan, Dynamic Speakers Your presentation… Read More

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Speaker

Mike shares with audiences personal stories of inspiration, innovation, teamwork and leadership as drawn from his experiences in one of the greatest and most dangerous jobs someone can have—NASA astronaut. Through humor and storytelling, he highlights the pursuit and achievement of a childhood dream, the dedication and teamwork necessary to train for one of NASA’s most difficult space missions, the determination needed to face tragedies like the Columbia space shuttle accident, and the innovation and leadership necessary to overcome seemingly insurmountable trials when in space and beyond. He leaves his audiences understanding the value of having passion for what you do, of perseverance in achieving a goal, of building a… Read More

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