516: Mike Massimino | Unlocking Science Secrets with an Unlikely Spaceman


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Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike) is the astronaut who sent the first tweet from space and one of the few spacefarers we’ve had on this show! He’s the author of Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe. [Note: this is a rebroadcast from the vault.]

What We Discuss with Mike Massimino:

  • How is bedtime on a space shuttle mission a lot like a slumber party?
  • Why assembling a team around you is crucial for success — whether orbiting or staying on the surface of the planet.
  • Why it’s important to take small, deliberate steps in the right direction for the sake of your own happiness.
  • How to stay focused on the task at hand in the face of disaster by thinking like an astronaut.
  • Why even astronauts have imposter syndrome.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/516

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