Astronaut Mike Massimino will be at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City June 21 for the Long Island Air & Space Hall of Fame's 10 th annual induction ceremony.
Long Island native born in Oceanside and raised in Franklin Square – flew on two space mission missions, STS-109 2002 and STS-125 in 2009, where he successfully completed spacecourses to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Currently, Professor at Columbia University, Massimino has played a regular role in the television show "The Big Bang Theory." Another statement of fame: He was the first person to tweet from space.
Massimino, who will also give a free lecture to the public on the 21st of June, will be introduced together with airspeakers and developers Louis and Connie Mancuso, as well as the founder of the news and aviator Alicia Patterson.
Each year, the Long Island Air & Space Hall of Fame hosts and honors the people who have played an important role in promoting aeronautical and technical performance.
"It's not often that we get the chance to meet an astronaut," said Frances Cuomo Perpero, Marketing Director for Communication and Communication for the Cradle of Aviation Museum, said by email. "It's kind of a rock star moment."