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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, 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 & Space Museum. He received a BS from Columbia University, and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and in technology and policy, as well as a PhD in mechanical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After working as an engineer at IBM, NASA, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, along with academic appointments at Rice University and at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massimino was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1996, and is the veteran of two space flights, the fourth and fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions in 2002 and 2009. Massimino has a team record for the number of hours spacewalking in a single space shuttle mission, and he was also the first person to tweet from space. During his NASA career he received two NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the American Astronautical Society’s Flight Achievement Award, and the Star of Italian Solidarity.

Massimino has made numerous television appearances, including a six-time recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. He has hosted Science Channel’s The Planets and its special Great American Eclipse. He is featured in National Geographic Channel’s series One Strange Rock and is the host for Science Channel’s series The Planets and Beyond. He is a frequent guest on television news and talk show programs, including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN. He has also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and on StarTalk radio and television shows.

Massimino's 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 new book, "Spaceman: The True Story of a Young Boy’s Journey to Becoming an Astronaut," was published in April of 2020. He is a recipient of the 2017 Christopher Award, the 2017 Columbia University Community Impact Outstanding Community Service Award, the 2017 National Space Club Communications Award, and in 2018 was inducted into the Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame. The street that Massimino grew up on in Franklin Square, Long Island has been renamed “Mike Massimino Street.”

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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

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

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Massimino for both live and virtual events 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 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 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 Mike Massimino for your next private or corporate function.
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    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.
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Mike Massimino Biography

Mike 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 & Space Museum. He received a BS from Columbia University, and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and in technology and policy, as well as a PhD in mechanical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After working as an engineer at IBM, NASA, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, along with academic appointments at Rice University and at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massimino was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1996, and is the veteran of two space flights, the fourth and fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions in 2002 and 2009. Massimino has a team record for the number of hours spacewalking in a single space shuttle mission, and he was also the first person to tweet from space. During his NASA career he received two NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the American Astronautical Society’s Flight Achievement Award, and the Star of Italian Solidarity.

Massimino has made numerous television appearances, including a six-time recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. He has hosted Science Channel’s The Planets and its special Great American Eclipse. He is featured in National Geographic Channel’s series One Strange Rock and is the host for Science Channel’s series The Planets and Beyond. He is a frequent guest on television news and talk show programs, including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN. He has also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and on StarTalk radio and television shows.

Massimino's 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 new book, "Spaceman: The True Story of a Young Boy’s Journey to Becoming an Astronaut," was published in April of 2020. He is a recipient of the 2017 Christopher Award, the 2017 Columbia University Community Impact Outstanding Community Service Award, the 2017 National Space Club Communications Award, and in 2018 was inducted into the Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame. The street that Massimino grew up on in Franklin Square, Long Island has been renamed “Mike Massimino Street.”

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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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

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 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 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 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 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, Melissa Stockwell, J.R. Martinez, Inky Johnson and Carey Lohrenz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Massimino for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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...

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

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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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