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Colonel Mike Mullane was born in Wichita Falls, Texas but spent much of his youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he currently resides. Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, Colonel Mullane was commissioned in the United States Air Force. As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, Mike Mullane completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and is also a graduate of the Air Force Flight Test Engineer School.
Mike Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions and logged 356 hours in space aboard the Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.
Colonel Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal.
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Since his retirement from NASA, Colonel Mike Mullane has written an award-winning children’s book, Liftoff! An Astronaut’s Dream, and a popular space-fact book, 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.” Mike Mullane has also served as a host for Inside Space, a nationally syndicated cable television program on the USA Network. Colonel Mullane’s wonderfully entertaining presentations of Stories From Space have been eagerly solicited by organizations of all kinds – from Fortune 500 companies and professional associations, to schools and universities.
Mike Mullane has held a lifelong passion for hiking and summited Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, on July 23, 2010.
Colonel Mullane has established himself as an acclaimed professional speaker on the topics of teamwork, leadership and safety. He has educated, entertained, inspired and thrilled tens of thousands of people from every walk of business and government with his incredibly unique programs.