Long Island astronaut Mike Massimino, author of the spellbinding memoir “Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe,” will be the presenting speaker of the 2018 Long Island Reads convention.
Mike Massimino served as a NASA Astronaut from 1996 until 2014 and flew in space twice: STS-109 on space shuttle Columbia in March 2002 and STS-125 on space shuttle Atlantis in May 2009 – the final two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions. Mike became the first human to tweet from space, was the last human to work inside of Hubble, and set a team record with his crewmates for the most cumulative spacewalking time in a single space shuttle mission. Mike has a recurring role as himself on The Big Bang Theory; appears regularly on late night talk shows, news programs, and documentaries.
Doors will open at 1 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Parking information is available here. The theater is within walking distance of the Patchogue LIRR station, but taxi service is also available.
Mike Massimino's book will be available for purchase and signing.
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Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative sponsored by the Nassau Library System and the Public Libraries of Suffolk County. Each year, a committee of librarians chooses a book that was written by a Long Island author and/or set on Long Island. Book lovers in Nassau and Suffolk come together to read the book, participate in discussions, and enjoy related events in their public libraries.