Dr. Michael J. Massimino Biography

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Dr. Michael J. Massimino was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in May 1996. Massimino is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS- 109 in 2002 and STS-125. He has logged a total 571 hours and 47 minutes in space, including more than 30 hours in four spacewalks.

Massimino received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Technology and Policy, a Degree of Mechanical Engineer and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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