Astronauts help in museum opening

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Two NASA astronauts helped launch a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, museum officials said.
Astronaut on Twitter gets 1M followers

Astronaut on Twitter gets 1M followers

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- NASA says U.S. astronaut Mike Massimino -- the first astronaut to tweet from space -- now shares his daily experiences with more than a million tweeters.

Fourth spacewalk completed Sunday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. space officials said two astronauts completed a fourth spacewalk Sunday, finishing another repair project on the Hubble telescope.
Atlantis begins its 11-day Hubble mission

Atlantis begins its 11-day Hubble mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, en route to provide the final servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronauts prepare for final Hubble trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- The seven astronauts who will be aboard space shuttle Atlantis when it launches May 12 were busy Thursday in Florida, preparing for their STS-125 mission.

Atlantis is moved to its launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 31 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Atlantis was moved Tuesday to Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for its scheduled May 12 launch.
NASA delays Atlantis move to launch pad

NASA delays Atlantis move to launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has postponed space shuttle Atlantis' scheduled move to its Kennedy Space Center launch pad.
Space shuttle to move to its launch pad

Space shuttle to move to its launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is planning the first liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A since it was damaged during a May launch.

Hubble astronauts begin training

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. astronauts selected for the next servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope are beginning their training this week.
Mike Massimino

Michael James Massimino (Ph.D) is an American NASA astronaut.

Born August 19, 1962 in Oceanside, New York. His hometown is Franklin Square, New York. Married. He enjoys baseball, family activities, home improvement projects, camping, and coaching kids' sports.

Upon completing his B.S. degree from Columbia, Massimino worked for IBM as a systems engineer in New York City from 1984 until 1986. In 1986 he entered graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted research on human operator control of space robotics systems in the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department's Human-Machine Systems Laboratory. His work resulted in the awarding of two patents. While a student at MIT he worked during the Summer of 1987 as a general engineer at NASA Headquarters in the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology, during the summers of 1988 and 1989 as a research fellow in the Man-Systems Integration Branch at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and during the summer of 1990 as a visiting research engineer at the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. After graduating from MIT in 1992, Massimino worked at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace in Houston, Texas as a research engineer where he developed laptop computer displays to assist operators of the Space Shuttle remote manipulator system. These displays included the Manipulator Position Display, which was evaluated on STS-69. From 1992 to 1995 he was also an adjunct assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Material Sciences Department at Rice University, where he taught feedback control of mechanical systems. In September 1995, Massimino joined the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. At Georgia Tech he taught human-machine systems engineering classes and conducted research on human-machine interfaces for space and aircraft systems in the Center for Human-Machine Systems Research, and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech. He has published papers in technical journals and in the proceedings of technical conferences.

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