I will not lie, I was as excited as a child who just got the toy they’ve been begging for since March on Christmas in getting to talk to Astronaut and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, Mike Massimino.
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 2 p.m ET/ 11 a.m. PT running live simultaneously on Discovery and Science Channel, the United States, along with the help of engineer and Tesla founder Elon Musk will broadcast Space Launch Live: America’s Return to Space with a Crew Dragon Capsule from Musk’s other private entity, SpaceX.
Massimino will be on hand with other noteworthy celebrities like Adam Savage from Myth Busters and feature a live appearances by global superstar Katy Perry.
I spoke with what returning to space nearly after a decade means to the space program, how can kids get motivated and forge through after having a couple of bad teachers in the math and sciences to live these dreams and what it was like for Massimino on his first mission.
Space Launch Live: America’s Return to Space will be live on Discovery and Science Channel at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Wednesday May 27, 2020 and for more information on Mike Massimino, check out his website at www.mikemassimino.com
Photo of Mike Massimino, photo by Jeffrey Schifman for Columbia Engineering.
Photo of Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from Discovery and Science Channel