Tuesday, January 08, 2019

learned about Mass

Couldn't sleep. Finished reading Spaceman by Mike Massimino. What an amazing little book.

I started following Mike when I was monitoring the NASA shuttle missions. In fact, I remember watching the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 in 2009 where Mike... put some elbow grease into the repair! As I read the book I came to realise that he was one of the key people, in more than one way, for saving and extending Hubble. He helped us go deeper with the HST.

I remember his PR activities at NASA and his hilarious guest appearances on Big Bang Theory.

Humble, funny, self-deprecating, and smart. And deep. He's very altruistic. All that comes through in this easy-to-read book that I stumbled across and downloaded from the library.

What a cool guy.

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