Dr. Michael J. Massimino (born August 19, 1962, Oceanside, NY) is a former NASA astronaut, who is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, both of which serviced the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), including the historic final repair mission. Akin to Howard Wolowitz, he graduated from Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and worked as an aerospace engineer, focusing on space robotics systems and human-machine interfaces for space systems.
Mike Massimino contacts Howard via Skype.
In "The Friendship Contraction", Mike Massimino contacts Howard at his home via Skype for a NASA video conference about his upcoming duties as a payload specialist on Expedition 31 to the International Space Station. After Mike reveals his astronaut nickname to be "Mass", which Howard misinterprets as a reference to Newton's second law of motion (as reduced to the familiar Force = Mass x Acceleration), but actually is just his last name, Howard has Raj call him to play his phone ringtone, Sir Elton John's "Rocket Man", and states it is his favorite song in an attempt to convince Massimino to designate him Howard "Rocket Man" Wolowitz. However, when Howard's mother screams to him that his Froot Loop cereal will become soggy, Mike decides Howard's astro-nickname will be "Froot Loops", much to Howard's dismay.
Mike Massimino (right) inside the Russian Soyuz capsule next to cosmonaut D. Rezinov.
He reappears in the "The Countdown Reflection" aboard a Soyuz capsule as a crew member of the rescheduled Expedition 31, alongside Howard and Russian cosmonaut Dimitri. Mike mistakes Howard's expression of fear during the review of the launch steps to be a display of humor and asks him if he can hit his fan switch, while referring to him as "Froot Loops". After Dimitri subsequently inquires as to the origin of this nickname, Massimino adds that Howard actually just married a girl. During the final countdown, he casually discusses the responsibilities of owning a dog with his Russian comrade, but attempts to introduce a space-related topic of conversation in order to ease Howard's tension. However, when Mission Control informs the crew of a fuel leak, Mike insists that Howard not lose his Froot Loops over the matter. With ignition, Massimino proclaims his love for that part of the launch procedure.how much develop an app how much science should be taught in ks1 where to develop film in singapore which entrepreneur had a significant impact who developed the polio vaccine how system call works in linux where to cool solution re2 how to find device without location what's start up how much company listed in nse where cricket equipment where to answers questions why science is important what design style is studio mcgee why startups fail book where to equip a detector in fortnite who management of malnutrition where london magazine where's my device where technology and humanity cross how long device ban snapchat how to teach teaching how equipment jackson what start up business teaching where are you from when design thinking is relevant why products are cheaper on amazon how much equipment to mine bitcoin what stage of development how much solution in vax platinum how often should you forecast who science is it what teaching means to me how much start up which manufacturer has the most recalls what equipment is needed for a podcast why technology is important where is development geography what development made exploration to africa where is solutions store how many entrepreneurs succeed where london is situated whom pronouns where to read technology news why product management interview answer who entrepreneur for capitalist psychologist and economist how many start up business fail where science and spirituality meet how much start up capital is required to start a business where manufacturing overhead how many engineering graduates per year how many device can airpod pro connect from where were new workers recruited how many project managers are there in the us how many manufacturer in malaysia where to buy entrepreneur magazine why technology roadmap is important how business credit works saline solution where to buy how much project pat worth why engineering is important which science deals with the motion of projectiles what product protects polish from chipping why design matters debbie millman which manufacturer sells the most electric vehicles what workers are exempt from overtime startup who is vera what solutions does paylocity offer how much business class emirates which product is made from a renewable resource what technology is most popular today which system is independent and inconsistent where startup folder in windows 8 how teaching should take place when solution of ni2 and nh3 combine the de whose solution is y csinx what products to use for skin cycling how far london to rome how many london bridges have there been who company owns snapper mowers why project planning is important why tech sales what london station goes to cambridge what is the solution process how many science classes are required to graduate where design store how many project managers are there in the us wh technologies what is the most popular device how much project manager earn from where were new workers recruited which product should tomas choose where to sell products online when device is in vr reduce flicker what entrepreneur does with business ideas how teaching happens startup folder how project management improves an organization s success what science is taught in 12th grade when workers control the means of production when project runway season 20 why project based learning is important where to design wedding invitations which solutions are strong acids which equipment is exclusive to kevesi soldiers who's the most technologically advanced country how far technology will go what entrepreneur should i be who solution for diarrhea how many tech jobs are there which technology is used to adjust weegy where product key windows 10 who devised the fundamental constitutions of carolina in startup who ends up with who why science communication is important where equipment that feeds a distribution system is products who test on animals why technology is bad