Michael T. Good
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Michael T. Good
|Occupation||Test weapon systems officer|
|Rank||Colonel, USAF Ret.|
Time in space
|24 days, 18 hours, 6 minutes|
|Selection||2000 NASA Group|
Total EVA time
|29 hours, 53 minutes|
Michael Timothy "Bueno" Good (born October 13, 1962) 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 Seabrook, Texas.
Good graduated from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School of Broadview Heights, Ohio, in 1980. He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1986.
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 Legion of Merit, 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 (August 11, 2009). "NASA Assigns Crew for STS-134 Shuttle Mission, Change to STS-132". NASA. Retrieved August 12, 2009.