- Completed 3 space missions with 356 hours
- Member of International Space Hall of Fame
- Author, Mountain Climber and Communicator
Colonel Mullane was born in 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 US Air Force. As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, Mike Mullane completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. He holds a Masters 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.
Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. Colonel Mullane 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.
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.
Colonel Mullane is married to the former Donna...
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