The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to take a giant leap to return to the Moon in 2024. It has been half a century since humans landed on the Moon, with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin being the first to do so. This moon launch program is titled Artemis I and will be scheduled to launch on September 27, 2022, with robots and mannequins aboard. Check Mike Massimino’s interview on the details of the Artemis program and the journey to having humans return to the Moon.
Mike Massimino is a former NASA astronaut, a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Massimino has numerous accolades from NASA, including two NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the American Astronautical Society’s Flight Achievement Award, the Star of Italian Solidarity (Italian knighthood), etc. Massimino has participated in the fourth mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope (the STS-109 Columbia mission). In addition, Mike and his crew completed critical servicing and refurbishment work on the telescope itself – all in space. Massimino’s keynotes focus on topics like team building, inspiration, motivation, etc., to help businesses and organizations understand how they can learn from their experiences at NASA.
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