Interview by Stefano Fabrizio Darold
Collision: Former Astronaut Mike Massimino on Center Stage at 12:30 p.m.
Mike Massimino served as a NASA Astronaut from 1996-2014, flying in space twice and walking in space four times for the final two Hubble Telescope servicing missions. He was the first personto tweet from space and the last to work inside of Hubble. Mike has appeared on The Big Bang Theory six times; appears regularly on talk shows, news programs and documentaries; and is a much sought after speaker. His New York Times bestselling book, Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, was published in the fall of 2016 to rave reviews. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, and two Master of Science degrees and a Ph.D. from MIT. He lives in New York City where he is an engineering professor at Columbia University and the Senior Advisor for Space Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.