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Mike Massimino

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Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Media Personality & Author

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Mike Massimino Biography

Mike Massimino is a former NASA Astronaut, a New York Times bestselling author, a Columbia University professor, an advisor at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and a television personality.

A spacewalker on the final two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mike and his crews traveled faster (Mach 26) and higher (350 miles) than any other astronauts in the 21st century while increasing the discovery capabilities of arguably the greatest scientific instrument ever built by a factor of 100. During the final Hubble servicing mission, Massimino was faced with both success and life-threatening challenges as he performed the most intricate repair ever attempted in space. Massimino set a team record for cumulative spacewalking time on a single space shuttle mission, was the last person to work inside of the Hubble Space Telescope, and was the first person to tweet from space. He persisted through three rejections over 7 years on his way to becoming an astronaut, including overcoming a medical disqualification by training his eyes and brain to see better.

Massimino has made numerous television appearances, including a recurring role as himself on the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory." He was the host for the Science Channel Series "The Planets and Beyond," a commentator on Discovery Channel’s "Space Launch Live," and was featured in National Geographic Television’s "One Strange Rock" and in the Netflix series "Worn Stories." Massimino is a frequent guest on morning shows and late-night television including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Late Show with David Letterman, and a guest expert on network and cable news including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNBC.

Massimino’s first book, "Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe," has received rave reviews and is a New York Times best-seller. His second book, "Spaceman: The True Story of a Young Boy’s Journey to Becoming an Astronaut" (for young readers) is a National Science Teachers Association 2021 Best STEM Book Winner.

Massimino uses humor and his unique storytelling ability to inspire audiences to identify the passion in their work, to use teamwork and innovation to solve problems, to provide leadership in the face of adversity and crisis, and to never give up when pursuing a goal.

Speaking Topics
  • Popular Themes

    Achievement, Courage, Crisis Management, Disaster Preparedness, Innovation, Inspiring Lives, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges, Personal Growth, Risk Management, Science, Teamwork

  • 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.

  • Working with Your Team and Clients Over Distance

  • Dealing with Isolation

  • Recovering from Adversity, Tragedy, and Disappointment

  • Being Resilient and Adaptable in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Videos
Books
Spaceman (adapted For Young Readers): The True Story Of A Young Boy's Journey To Becoming An Astronaut

Spaceman (adapted For Young Readers): The True Story Of A Young Boy's Journey To Becoming An Astronaut

Spaceman. Jak Zostac Astronauta I Uratowac Nasze Oko Na Wszechswiat

Spaceman. Jak Zostac Astronauta I Uratowac Nasze Oko Na Wszechswiat

Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey To Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe

Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey To Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe

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Mike Massimino Biography

Mike Massimino is a former NASA Astronaut, a New York Times bestselling author, a Columbia University professor, an advisor at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and a television personality.

A spacewalker on the final two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mike and his crews traveled faster (Mach 26) and higher (350 miles) than any other astronauts in the 21st century while increasing the discovery capabilities of arguably the greatest scientific instrument ever built by a factor of 100. During the final Hubble servicing mission, Massimino was faced with both success and life-threatening challenges as he performed the most intricate repair ever attempted in space. Massimino set a team record for cumulative spacewalking time on a single space shuttle mission, was the last person to work inside of the Hubble Space Telescope, and was the first person to tweet from space. He persisted through three rejections over 7 years on his way to becoming an astronaut, including overcoming a medical disqualification by training his eyes and brain to see better.

Massimino has made numerous television appearances, including a recurring role as himself on the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory." He was the host for the Science Channel Series "The Planets and Beyond," a commentator on Discovery Channel’s "Space Launch Live," and was featured in National Geographic Television’s "One Strange Rock" and in the Netflix series "Worn Stories." Massimino is a frequent guest on morning shows and late-night television including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Late Show with David Letterman, and a guest expert on network and cable news including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNBC.

Massimino’s first book, "Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe," has received rave reviews and is a New York Times best-seller. His second book, "Spaceman: The True Story of a Young Boy’s Journey to Becoming an Astronaut" (for young readers) is a National Science Teachers Association 2021 Best STEM Book Winner.

Massimino uses humor and his unique storytelling ability to inspire audiences to identify the passion in their work, to use teamwork and innovation to solve problems, to provide leadership in the face of adversity and crisis, and to never give up when pursuing a goal.

Mike Massimino Speaking Topics

  • Popular Themes

    Achievement, Courage, Crisis Management, Disaster Preparedness, Innovation, Inspiring Lives, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges, Personal Growth, Risk Management, Science, Teamwork

  • 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.

  • Working with Your Team and Clients Over Distance

  • Dealing with Isolation

  • Recovering from Adversity, Tragedy, and Disappointment

  • Being Resilient and Adaptable in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Mike Massimino Videos

  • Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino On Perseverance Rover Mars...
    Following NASA's successful landing of the Perseverance on Mars, former astronaut Mike Massimino speaks about why this mission is especially historic...
  • Mike's Media Highlights
    Learn more about Mike Massimino!
  • Massimino on An Astronaut’s View of Space

Mike Massimino Books

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FAQs on booking Mike Massimino

  • How to book Mike Massimino?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Massimino for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mike 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 Mike Massimino or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike Massimino?

    Booking fees for Mike Massimino, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Mike 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 Mike Massimino?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Massimino for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Mike 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 Mike Massimino or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike 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.

Mike Massimino is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Popular Themes, Views from Space: Leadership, Teamwork, Determination, Working with Your Team and Clients Over Distance, Dealing with Isolation, Recovering from Adversity, Tragedy, and Disappointment and Being Resilient and Adaptable in Times of Change and Uncertainty. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike Massimino for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Mike 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 Leland Melvin, J.R. Martinez, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, Melissa Stockwell and Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.). Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Massimino for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mike Massimino Speaking Topics

  • Popular Themes

    Achievement, Courage, Crisis Management, Disaster Preparedness, Innovation, Inspiring Lives, Leadership, Motivation, Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges, Personal Growth, Risk Management, Science, Teamwork

  • 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.

  • Working with Your Team and Clients Over Distance

  • Dealing with Isolation

  • Recovering from Adversity, Tragedy, and Disappointment

  • Being Resilient and Adaptable in Times of Change and Uncertainty

Mike Massimino Speaker Videos

  • Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino On Perseverance Rover Mars Landing
    Following NASA's successful landing of the Perseverance on Mars, former astronaut Mike Massimino speaks about why this mission is especially historic and what the expectations are for the rover.
    Mike's Media Highlights
    Learn more about Mike Massimino!
  • Massimino on An Astronaut’s View of Space
    Mike Massimino, a citizen of Earth
    What does home mean to you? Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut discovers that home isn’t just your house or city – it’s planet Earth. Go on a virtual mission through space and change your...
  • 'Spaceman' Mike Massimino Explains His 'Unlikely Journey' | Video
    Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is a veteran of two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions but it was a long road from growing up on Long Island to the Space Shuttle. He explains just how...
    Spaceflight: Michael Massimino at TEDxColumbiaEngineering
    Michael Massimino was 6 years old when he watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, and it changed his life. Years later as a student at Columbia University, he saw the movie "The Right Stuff" and it...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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