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Michael Massimino

Former NASA Astronaut, Columbia University Engineering Professor, Media Personality

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 Michael Massimino Biography

Michael Massimino, a former NASA astronaut, is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia and Master of Science degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Policy, as well as his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After working as an engineer at IBM, NASA Headquarters and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, along with academic appointments at both Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massimino was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1996. A veteran of two space flights, the fourth and fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions in 2002 and 2009, Massimino has many accomplishments including a team record for the number of hours spacewalking in a single space shuttle mission and the first person to tweet from Space with over 1.3 million twitter followers currently. He has also received a number of awards including two NASA “Space Flight Medals”, the NASA “Distinguished Service Medal”, and the American Astronautical Society’s 2009 “Flight Achievement Award”. He is also the holder of two patents and author of several engineering research papers.

Back at his alma mater, Columbia, Massimino is teaching an undergraduate course, Introduction to Human Space Flight, which harnesses his years of academic and professional experience. He is also working with The Art of Engineering, a course in which all first-year engineers attend design lectures and work on engineering projects with socially responsible themes.

When not in academia or at NASA, Massimino has made several television appearances including a recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy, The Big Bang Theory. In addition, he frequently appears in specials on Discovery, History, PBS and National Geographic Channels, along with national and cable news. He has also been a guest on many of the late night talk shows including The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Massimino is currently working on a memoir of his astronaut career. The book, to be published by Crown in early 2016, will tell the inspirational, unlikely, and often humorous story of his 18 years at NASA, including his four spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope and his public relations work in telling the story of space. Massimino’s account will give readers a first-hand look at the incredible legacy of the Hubble and the modern history of space travel in the final years of the shuttle era, including the tragedy of the 2003 Columbia disaster. It will also offer an insider’s take on the storied past and exciting future of manned space flight.

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Speaking Topics
  • Views from Space: Leadership, Teamwork, Determination

    Mike Massimino 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 trails 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 team to meet great challenges, and of creativity and innovation in problem solving. He also inspires audiences with the awe and beauty of space and shares his thoughts on the future—both personal and in regard to the ever-changing and competitive space program.

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Michael Massimino

Former NASA Astronaut, Columbia University Engineering Professor, Media Personality

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Michael Massimino Biography

Michael Massimino, a former NASA astronaut, is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia and Master of Science degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Policy, as well as his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After working as an engineer at IBM, NASA Headquarters and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, along with academic appointments at both Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massimino was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1996. A veteran of two space flights, the fourth and fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions in 2002 and 2009, Massimino has many accomplishments including a team record for the number of hours spacewalking in a single space shuttle mission and the first person to tweet from Space with over 1.3 million twitter followers currently. He has also received a number of awards including two NASA “Space Flight Medals”, the NASA “Distinguished Service Medal”, and the American Astronautical Society’s 2009 “Flight Achievement Award”. He is also the holder of two patents and author of several engineering research papers.

Back at his alma mater, Columbia, Massimino is teaching an undergraduate course, Introduction to Human Space Flight, which harnesses his years of academic and professional experience. He is also working with The Art of Engineering, a course in which all first-year engineers attend design lectures and work on engineering projects with socially responsible themes.

When not in academia or at NASA, Massimino has made several television appearances including a recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy, The Big Bang Theory. In addition, he frequently appears in specials on Discovery, History, PBS and National Geographic Channels, along with national and cable news. He has also been a guest on many of the late night talk shows including The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Massimino is currently working on a memoir of his astronaut career. The book, to be published by Crown in early 2016, will tell the inspirational, unlikely, and often humorous story of his 18 years at NASA, including his four spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope and his public relations work in telling the story of space. Massimino’s account will give readers a first-hand look at the incredible legacy of the Hubble and the modern history of space travel in the final years of the shuttle era, including the tragedy of the 2003 Columbia disaster. It will also offer an insider’s take on the storied past and exciting future of manned space flight.

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Michael Massimino Speaking Topics

  • Views from Space: Leadership, Teamwork, Determination

    Mike Massimino 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 trails 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 team to meet great challenges, and of creativity and innovation in problem solving. He also inspires audiences with the awe and beauty of space and shares his thoughts on the future—both personal and in regard to the ever-changing and competitive space program.

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  • How to book Michael Massimino?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Massimino for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Massimino, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Massimino or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Massimino?

    Booking fees for Michael Massimino, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Massimino, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Massimino?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Massimino for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Massimino for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Massimino or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Massimino or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Massimino is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Massimino for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Michael Massimino generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlie Plumb, Rob Waldo Waldman, Alden Mills, Carey Lohrenz and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Massimino for an upcoming event.

Michael Massimino Speaking Topics

  • Views from Space: Leadership, Teamwork, Determination

    Mike Massimino 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 trails 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 team to meet great challenges, and of creativity and innovation in problem solving. He also inspires audiences with the awe and beauty of space and shares his thoughts on the future—both personal and in regard to the ever-changing and competitive space program.

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