The Not Old Better Show Interview series, Author Mike Massimino, “Spaceman,” (full length version)
As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living series, our guest today on The Not Old Better Show is Astronaut Mike Massimino. Mike’s new book, “Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey To Unlock The Secrets of the Universe” is wonderful, and in this, extended interview, Mike talks a lot about the book, but about himself as astronaut, survivor, and teacher, as well as his sense of awe about Planet Earth. This interview is a companion to our previous book review of Mike’s book, with all new material, discussion and comments.
Massimino talks about preparing for life in space, and some of his interesting moments on this planet and far above it. The nerdy science of TV’s Big Bang Theory (where Mike played himself on several episodes) is worlds away from breathtaking adventures in outer space, where the immensity of the universe alters perceptions of reality. He tells a compelling story about following a dream and what having the “right stuff” really means—at NASA, in space, and in life.
Give a listen to today’s show, featuring a very interesting subject, and told by a very interesting person with great science, passion and experience!