NASA Astronaut and Engineer Michael Massimino visited Greenhill School Nov. 11 to speak to the Upper School about his life experience.
Massimino, who became the first person to tweet from space, discussed dealing with rejection and overcoming it with perseverance. He wasn’t accepted into NASA’s program until his fourth try.
He is a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has been on two space flights in 2002 and 2009.