354 - Mike Massimino: You Can’t Control the Outcome, So Keep Doing What You Love

It took Mike Massimino 11 years to achieve his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. He was rejected 3 times. But he never stopped his pursuit to achieve his dream. He writes about it in his New York Times bestselling book “Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe”. This is Mike’s 2nd time on the podcast and I wanted to ask him all the questions that have stuck with me ever since that first interview. Like how he kept trying even after that 1st rejection.

 

Links and Resources

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino

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The Right Stuff (the movie)

Jurassic Park

Science Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Podcast, StarTalk Radio

StarTalk on the National Geographic Channel

The Planets and Beyond on Science Channel

One Strange Rock on the National Geographic Channel

The Big Bang Theory

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Elon Musk

Jeff Bezos

Richard Branson

  

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