Join NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane for LCSF 2021

We are excited to include a presentation by retired NASA astronaut Mike Mullane for the 2021 Virtual Las Cruces Space Festival. Join us at 5pm on Yuri’s Night (April 12) for the live stream of Mike’s presentation and we will set a question to be answered at the end of the talk for a chance to win a signed copy of his uniquely entertaining memoir, “Riding Rockets, The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut”.

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.


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.  He was a child of the space race and in the late 1950’s embarked on his own rocket experiments in the deserts near his home. Upon his graduation from West Point in 1967, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force and 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.

We have three more signed copies of Mike Mullane’s books to giveaway during the 2021 Las Cruces Space Festival. Join us for the space quiz or participate in the “Passport to Space” for your chance to win a copy!