Michael T. Good
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|Michael T. Good|
October 13, 1962 |
|Other occupation||Test pilot|
|Time in space||24 days, 18 hours, 6 minutes|
|Selection||2000 NASA Group|
|Total EVA time||29 hours 53 minutes|
Michael Timothy "LeBueno" Good is a NASA astronaut and retired commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, holding the rank of Colonel. Mike Good flew aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis for its STS-125 mission. STS-125 was the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. Good flew as Mission Specialist 2 on STS-132.
His wife, Joan Dickinson, also of Broadview Heights, is the mother of their three children. They currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and subsequently assigned to Eglin Air Force Base. As an aviator, he has flown more than 30 types of aircraft, including the F-111 and the F-15. He has logged more than 2300 hours of flight. Good was selected and began training as a Mission Specialist by NASA in 2000. He is one of only two Air Force rated navigators who have been selected as astronauts (the other being Richard Mullane, selected in 1978). Both of these navigators were Weapon Systems Officers.
Awards and honors
Distinguished Graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Reserve Officer Training Corps, 1984; Lead-in Fighter Training, 1989; Squadron Officer School, 1993. Top Academic Graduate of Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, 1989; F-111 Replacement Training Unit, 1989; USAF Test Pilot School, 1994. Aircrew of the Year, 77th Fighter Squadron, 1991. Military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4), Aerial Achievement Medal (2), Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and various other service awards.
- NASA (11 August 2009). "NASA Assigns Crew for STS-134 Shuttle Mission, Change to STS-132". NASA. Retrieved 12 August 2009.