For more information, please visit the SEAS website. Video Introduction. In the PBS children's program Sid the Science Kid, Massimino appeared as himself in an episode focused on scientists.[15]. Unboxing & Building LEGO in Zero Gravity! [citation needed], Massimino's book Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe was published by Crown Archetype on October 4, 2016[24] The Audible e-book version is narrated by Massimino himself. He’s a spaceman through and through; he tells how hard work can take you out of this world.” [25], In 2017, Massimino hosted Science Channel's live coverage of the total solar eclipse of August 21, dubbed the "Great American Eclipse. @WHSmiths, “Mike Massimino writes about space with an astronaut's eye and an engineers precision. The young readers adoption You'll be impressed with his journey and his perspective on where a well-developed space program can take us in the future.” Massimino was a guest in episode 414 of the Nerdist podcast. The crew of STS-109 successfully upgraded the Hubble Space Telescope leaving it with a new power unit, a new camera (the Advanced Camera for Surveys), and new solar arrays. On July 29, 2014, Massimino announced that he would be leaving NASA to pursue a teaching career at Columbia University, in New York City. He's that astronaut. In September 1995, Massimino joined the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Mike is a professor in Columbia University's engineering school, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. © Astro Mike Media, LLC | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | About This Site. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. is specifically tailored to those readers, with an emphasis the early years that led But Mike wouldn’t be deterred. Contact him here! At Georgia Tech he taught human-machine systems engineering classes and conducted research on human-machine interfaces for space and aircraft systems in the Center for Human-Machine Systems Research. 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He catapulted himself to Columbia and then MIT, was rejected three times by NASA, and still made it to space. Massimino was born August 19, 1962 in Oceanside, New York, and raised in Franklin Square, New York,[5] both on Long Island. For more information, please visit the Intrepid's website. @IndieBound Big news! Since publishing the original Spaceman book, he has enjoyed many conversations with young readers wondering about how he made it to space. "[26], Soon after, he became host of Science's The Planets, an in-depth look at the planets of the Solar System as well as dwarf planets and exoplanets. Mike Massimino contacts Howard via Skype. [27] The series was renewed for a second season, which began airing in 2018 under the new title The Planets and Beyond. Mike is a professor in Columbia University's engineering school, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is the senior advisor of space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Mike is the Senior Adviser for Space Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. But after returning to Earth, he began lecturing on his experiences, and he decided, “Maybe I could be one of the best at telling the story of space.” If “Spaceman” is any indication, he might well be.” [23], Massimino appeared in a 2015 MasterCard Rewards commercial. Atlantis landed in California after stormy weather prevented the shuttle from landing at NASA's home base in Florida as previously planned. His work resulted in the awarding of two patents. Gabby, a fan of the band The couple have a daughter, Gabby and a son, Daniel. In 1986 he entered graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted research on human operator control of space robotics systems in the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department's Human-machine systems Laboratory. Mike is married to Carola Massimino, a former part-time librarian. degree from Columbia, Massimino worked for IBM as a systems engineer in New York City from 1984 until 1986. @iBooks From 1992 to 1994 he was also an adjunct assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Material Sciences Department at Rice University, where he taught feedback control of mechanical systems. Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino invites you to experience the Overview Effect for yourselves through Ørsted’s 360-degree virtual reality space flight. [7], STS-125 Atlantis (May 11–24, 2009) was the final Hubble servicing mission by the Space Shuttle. Michael James Massimino[3] /ˌmæsɪˈmiːnoʊ/ (born August 19, 1962)[4] is an American professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University and a former NASA astronaut. [29][30][31], Mike has two children with his former wife Carola. These displays included the Manipulator Position Display, which was evaluated on STS-69. There are some fantastic programs coming up on board, don't miss out! @Waterstones And this is his story.” Taking us through the surreal wonder of his first spacewalk, the tragedy of losing friends in the Columbia shuttle accident, and the amazing challenge of fixing the Hubble telescope, Spaceman is a rare, remarkable glimpse at what having “the right stuff” really means. Mike Massimino provides some insights into the NASA/SpaceX spacecraft partnership and shares some of his own astronaut experiences. Beginning in 2012, Massimino appeared as himself in a recurring role on the CBS TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory launching aboard a Russian Soyuz to the International Space Station. For more information, please visit the Intrepid's website. - Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Inspired by moonwalkers, Mike grew up, became an astronaut, and fixed the Hubble Space Telescope, all while remaining some kinda’ humble. - Publishers Weekly, “A smooth combination of personal history and immersive storytelling...A vivid, engrossing, and enthusiastically written memoir of aeronautic ambition.” Massimino is a frequent guest on television news and talk show programs, including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and Fox News. with young readers wondering about how he made it to space. @Amazon @Kobo After graduating from MIT in 1992, Massimino worked at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace in Houston, Texas as a research engineer where he developed laptop computer displays to assist operators of the Space Shuttle remote manipulator system. He graduated from H. Frank Carey Junior-Senior High School in Franklin Square, New York in 1980. Gabby, a fan of the band Radiohead , had him take a CD of theirs up to space, which led the family to meet the band years later when they offered to give the musicians the disc. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Technology and Public Policy in 1988. Mike has just published a young readers adaption of his book Spaceman. - Senator John Glenn, “Every generation of astronauts needs a storyteller - a person with wit, humor, and passion who has lived out collective dreams of space exploration and returned to tell us all about it. Massimino performed two spacewalks totaling 14 hours and 46 minutes. [21], After the October 4, 2013 release of the film Gravity with Sandra Bullock, Massimino commented on the scientific reliability of the movie. You can’t help but follow him from Long Island to the bottom of the spacewalk practice pool, then 350 miles up and back. Recovering from the Space Shuttle Accident. @Barnes and Noble Prior to his first space flight assignment, Massimino served in the Astronaut Office Robotics Branch, and in the Astronaut Office Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Branch.

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