Michael T. Good


Michael T. Good
OccupationTest weapon systems officer
Space career
NASA Astronaut
RankColonel, USAF Ret.
Time in space
24 days, 18 hours, 6 minutes
Selection2000 NASA Group
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
29 hours, 53 minutes
MissionsSTS-125, STS-132
Mission insignia
STS-125 patch.svg STS-132 Patch.svg

Michael Timothy "Bueno" Good is a retired NASA astronaut, engineer 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.[1]

Early life

Good was born in Parma, Ohio, but was raised in Broadview Heights.

Good went to college and received a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering at the University of Notre Dame, before completing a Master of Science program there in 1986.

His wife, Joan Dickinson, also of Broadview Heights, is the mother of their three children. They currently live in Seattle, Washington. He surrounded himself in his early life with good friends called the Brecksville Brothers. These brothers included friends such as Bill Altman, Mike Spohn, David Smith, and more.

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.

Military career

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.

He retired from NASA on May 31, 2019.[2]


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ NASA (August 11, 2009). "NASA Assigns Crew for STS-134 Shuttle Mission, Change to STS-132". NASA. Retrieved August 12, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum38/HTML/002239.html

External links

  • "Biographical Data: MICHAEL T. GOOD (COLONEL, USAF, RET.) NASA ASTRONAUT" (PDF). NASA. October 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  • Spacefacts biography of Michael T. Good