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Apollo 11: Astronaut Mike Massimino explains how the Moon landing inspired his career, from NASA

to connectVideoMike Massimino said in the run-up to the Apollo 11 moon landing, it made him want to be an astronaut

Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino said his most meaningful memory from his time in the room was the view of the planet.

Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino was 6 years old when he watched Neil Armstrong take his historic first steps on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

“I know, it’s still a very, very good,” he said to Bill Hemmer during an appearance on America’s Newsroom on Friday. “I remember in the run-up to the … it has really meant a lot to me.”

“I wanted to be an astronaut,” he said, and he was taken by the mission was to be launched into space on July 16, 1969. “I thought to myself:” the day of the launch, it has done for me.”

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Massimino, who is now a professor at Columbia University’s School of Engineering, has flown two space shuttle missions to the Hubble Space Telescope during NASA career.

Astronaut Mike Massimino peers into space shuttle Columbia’s crew cabin during a brief break in work on the Hubble Space Telescope, on the 5th of March, in the year 2002.
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The former astronaut, discusses the Apollo 11 Mission Commander, Neil Armstrong, as his all-time hero.”

“I think he’s a great astronaut, he’s really committed to the business,” he said. “He was the right man for the job.”

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Fifty years after the Massimino watched the Moon landing from his family’s home in Franklin Square, Long Island, new york, to the Moon and it is once again a priority for the us space program. The US wants to be in the country by U.s. astronauts to Earth’s natural satellite is due to bid for the 2024 games.

“I think it will be done,” Massimino told Fox News in an interview after his appearance on America’s Newsroom. “I think that today, we will be able to send people to the Moon,” he said, but he added that the construction of the infrastructure that is needed for the Moon landing that requires a lot of extra work.

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