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Mike Massimino

Conference Speaker Mike Massimino - By Promotivate Speaker Agency

Mike Massimino

Former NASA astronaut, Columbia University Professor, a veteran of two space flights, and a NY Times bestselling author


North America

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Mike Massimino is a former NASA astronaut, current professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, and senior advisor for space programmes at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. He received a BS from Columbia University, and an MS degree in mechanical engineering and engineering policy, as well as a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His work before his selection as a NASA astronaut in 1996 saw Mike Massimino work as an engineer at IBM, NASA, and McDonnel Douglas Aerospace as well as holding academic appointments at Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A veteran of two space flights, i.e., the 4th and 5th Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, he holds the team record for the number of hours spacewalking in a single space shuttle mission. He was also the first person ever to tweet from space.

The course of his NASA career saw Mike Massimino receive two NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the American Astronautical Society’s Flight Achievement Award, and the Star of Italian Solidarity. Other awards received include the Christopher Award, the Columbia University Community Impact Outstanding Community Service Award, and the National Space Club Communications Award, amongst various others. He was also inducted into the Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame in 2018.

Mike Massimino has appeared on various television programmes and talk shows, including, amongst others, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, and ABC’s Good Morning America. He also played himself on the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory and has featured on National Geographic Chanel’s One Strange Rock. He is also the host of The Planet and Beyond for the Science Channel.

A New York Times bestselling author, Mike Massimino saw his book Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe receive rave reviews. He is also the author of Spaceman: The True Story of a Young Boy’s Journey to Becoming an Astronaut.

Mike Massimino – Speaker

A sought-after conference and virtual speaker, Mike Massimino employs his unique storytelling method in capturing his audiences’ attention, leaving them both informed and motivated. He lives in the USA and presents in English.

Speaking Topics

  • "The session went really well! We had almost 300 people from around the world tune in live for Mike's presentation. He told a great story and wove in messages around not giving up on your dreams, teamwork, working in isolation, and a lot of others. We have received extremely good feedback from participants, unsolicited, around his story and message. I think it was a home run or a perfect lift off!"

    3M Virtual Event

  • Mike Massimino "The session went really well! We had almost 300 people from around the world tune in live for Mike's presentation. He told a great story and wove in messages around not giving up on your dreams, teamwork, working in isolation, and a lot of others. We have received extremely good feedback from participants, unsolicited, around his story and message. I think it was a home run or a perfect lift off!"
    5 / 5
  • “I have been receiving messages all morning about your presentation, and how truly inspirational it was. The team is on cloud nine right now.”

    Labster Virtual Event

  • Mike Massimino “I have been receiving messages all morning about your presentation, and how truly inspirational it was. The team is on cloud nine right now.”
    5 / 5
  • “As anticipated, you delivered a talk that was spot on! The comments have all been on how relevant your content was to our business. Thanks for your prep and tremendous message!”

    Terumo Aortic Virtual Event

  • Mike Massimino “As anticipated, you delivered a talk that was spot on! The comments have all been on how relevant your content was to our business. Thanks for your prep and tremendous message!”
    5 / 5
  • “I sincerely appreciate the obvious thoughtfulness and effort to incorporate all the points we discussed the other day. I know this is going to be a big hit at the conference. I can’t think of a better message to close our meeting. Thanks for putting this together so quickly on what I know was very short notice.” (Pre-recorded Virtual Keynote)

    National Council for Air and Stream Improvement

  • Mike Massimino “I sincerely appreciate the obvious thoughtfulness and effort to incorporate all the points we discussed the other day. I know this is going to be a big hit at the conference. I can’t think of a better message to close our meeting. Thanks for putting this together so quickly on what I know was very short notice.” (Pre-recorded Virtual Keynote)
    5 / 5
  • “This was just truly amazing! Mike’s talk was truly inspiring and so motivating! Everyone loved it!”

    GitHub

  • Mike Massimino “This was just truly amazing! Mike’s talk was truly inspiring and so motivating! Everyone loved it!”
    5 / 5
  • “Thank You on behalf of all my DuPont colleagues who created, developed, and hosted the Emerging Leaders Conference. Your professionalism, sincerity, heartfelt connection with our emerging leaders resonated beyond belief.”

    DuPont

  • Mike Massimino “Thank You on behalf of all my DuPont colleagues who created, developed, and hosted the Emerging Leaders Conference. Your professionalism, sincerity, heartfelt connection with our emerging leaders resonated beyond belief.”
    5 / 5

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