Mike Mullane is a former NASA astronaut.
Born in Texas, Mullane was a child of the space race and in the late 1950’s embarked on his own rocket experiments in the deserts near his childhood home.
Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, Mullane was commissioned in the United States Air Force.
Mullane holds a Master degree of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and is also a graduate of the Air Force Flight Test Engineer School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. Additionally, Mullane completed three space missions aboard the Shuttles ‘Discovery’ and ‘Atlantis’, before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.
Having also been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame, Mullane has received many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal.
Since his retirement from NASA, Mullane has written an award-winning children’s book, entitled ‘Liftoff! An Astronaut’s Dream’, and has seen enormous success with it. He has also wrote a popular space-fact book entitled ‘Do Your Ears Pop In Space’. His memoir, ‘Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut, has been reviewed in the New York Times and on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It has also been featured on Barnes and Noble’s 2010 recommended summer reading list.
Mullane has also held a lifelong passion for mountain climbing, averaging nearly 500 miles per year of backpacking in the mountains of the west. Since age 60, Mullane has summited Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro; the glaciered peak of Mt. Rainier and thirty-five of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.
Colonel Mullane has established himself as an acclaimed professional speaker on the topics of teamwork, leadership and safety. Mullane has educated, entertained, inspired and thrilled tens of thousands of people from every walk of business and government with his incredibly unique programs.
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