Conversation with Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino
December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6 | 6:00pm-8:00pm ET
Join the Museum’s Senior Space Advisor and former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino as he discusses his latest book, MOONSHOT: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible, in an exclusive book talk at the Intrepid Museum. Moderating the conversation will be author and senior writer at Time Magazine, Jeffrey Kluger.
Mike Massimino achieved his dream of exploring space. Now he distills stories and insights to set you on the right path to achieve your own personal and professional dreams.
Mike reveals how to make possible the seemingly impossible—on Earth.
The conversation begins at 6:00pm, followed by an audience Q&A. A book signing will take place after the event.
Books will be available for purchase. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
This is a free program with limited seating. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.
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About the Book:
MOONSHOT: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible
LEARN THE NASA ASTRONAUT MINDSET TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, PROVIDE LEADERSHIP IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY, AND NEVER GIVE UP WHEN PURSUING YOUR WILDEST AMBITIONS.
Mike Massimino achieved his dream of exploring space. Now he distills stories and insights from NASA into an actionable guide to accomplish your biggest goals. Mike reveals how to make possible the seemingly impossible—on Earth. Written with characteristic wit and a big heart, Mike identifies ten hard-earned lessons of spaceflight and his other life experiences, including:
- One in a Million Is Not Zero: The odds are against you. Do it anyway.
- The Thirty-Second Rule: You’re going to make mistakes. Learn how to deal with them.
- Be Amazed: The universe is an incredible place. Stop what you’re doing and look around.
- Know When to Pivot: Change is inevitable. Accept and embrace it.
We all have our own personal “moon shots” we’d like to take in life, but as mission control will tell you, doing one big thing really means getting a thousand little things right along the way. Moonshot is the book that will show you how to do just that, and help set you on the right path to achieve your own personal and professional dreams.
About the Author:
MIKE MASSIMINO is a New York Times bestselling author who served as a NASA Astronaut from 1996 to 2014. He is a four-time spacewalker who completed two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope, including the final Hubble servicing mission which has been called the most dangerous and complex mission in space shuttle history. Mike set a team record with his crewmates for the most cumulative spacewalking time in a single space shuttle mission, and he was also the first person to tweet from space. Mike received his BS from Columbia University and his PhD from MIT. He currently lives in New York City where he is a professor at Columbia, Senior Space Advisor at the Intrepid Museum, an expert television commentator, and an in-demand keynote speaker. He also had a recurring role as himself on The Big Bang Theory television series.
JEFFREY KLUGER is Editor at Large for TIME magazine and the author of twelve books, including The Narcissist Next Door, Splendid Solution, Apollo 13, Apollo 8, and the novel Holdout. He has written more than 40 cover stories for TIME on topics ranging from space to human behavior to climate to medicine. Along with others at TIME, Kluger is an Emmy nominee for the web series A Year in Space.