Mike Massimino

Veteran NASA astronaut Mike Massimino visits Pioneer Works to discuss his new book, Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, a memoir of his life’s path to explore space and his experiences as an astronaut.

Mike Massimino served as a NASA astronaut from 1996 to 2014. A veteran of two space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope, Mike and his crews set team records for spacewalking time and he became the first person to tweet from space. He has played himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, was featured in the IMAX film Hubble 3D, and has appeared frequently in television documentaries and on late night talk shows and news programs. A graduate of Columbia University and MIT, Mike currently lives in New York City where he is a professor at Columbia and an advisor at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.

Mike was previously featured in Scientific Controversies No. 6: One-Way Ticket to Mars, a conversation at Pioneer Works about the implications of sending an astronaut to Mars.

With support from the Simons Foundation.

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