Speaker: Mike Mongo
Mike Mongo is a writer and author of The Astronaut Instruction Manual for Pre-Teens. In the US and abroad, Mike—or “Mr. Mongo” as he is often called—is as an enthusiastic advocate of space careers to elementary, middle school, high school, and college-age students. A popular space educator and blogger, Mike has been encouraging students to pursue careers in space science and astronautics since 2007.
Additionally, he is a proponent of interstellar space science and exploration, and is:
– Chief Brand & Culture Officer for Icarus Interstellar;
– Strategic Director of interstellar space science summit Starship Congress;
– and Co-founder of interstellar creative content startup incubator FarMaker.
Mike is co-founder of the OBEY brand and the BUILD A STARSHIP initiative, and is based out of Key West, FL, where he lives with his wife Leonie Thompson-Mongo and cat George.