Mike Mullane

Completed three space missions and logged 356 hours; Inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame

Fee Range?: $10,000 - $12,500
Traveling From: New Mexico

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Colonel Mullane was born September 10, 1945 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, he was commissioned in the United States Air » Read Full Bio

Colonel Mullane was born September 10, 1945 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, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force.  As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he 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 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.  

Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts.  He completed three space missions aboard the Shuttles Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.  

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.  

Since his retirement from NASA, Colonel 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 Jon Stewart Daily Show.  It has also been featured on Barnes and Noble’s 2010 recommended summer reading list.  

Mullane has held a lifelong passion for mountain climbing.  Since age 60 he has summited Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as Mt. Rainier in Washington State and thirty-five of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks.  

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.

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Speaker Programs (Click on each program to view the description)

The Lighter Side of Spaceflight
In his program, The Lighter Side of Spaceflight, Astronaut Mike Mullane will take the audience on a uniquely revealing, captivating and hilarious space journey. Using spectacular video and slides he will answer everybody's space questions: What does a shuttle launch feel like?, How does an astronaut deal with the incredible fear of launch?, How do you sleep, bathe, eat, drink, etc. What do you see from space?
Countdown To Teamwork
In "Countdown To Teamwork" Astronaut Mullane delivers a hard-hitting, substantive teamwork and leadership program that is also wonderfully entertaining. (In places the content is laugh-out-loud funny.)
Countdown To Safety
In his program, "Countdown To Safety", Astronaut Mullane delivers a powerful message on the individual's role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments. Mullane introduces this subject with a recount of his own near-death experience in a fighter jet, when he failed to speak up about an unsafe situation. He assumed another crewmember, with more flying time, "knew best" about the safety of their operations. At a critical moment in a hazardous operation, Mullane surrendered his responsibility for safety to someone else and became a "safety passenger". The result was his (and the pilot's) narrow escape during their ejection from the crashing jet.

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  • Safety
  • Teamwork/Team Building

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