In an conflation of comedy, science and science fiction, astronaut Mike Massimino will be joining the cast of Big Bang Theory tonight. Episode 515, The Friendship Contraction, will host Massimino, a past Atlantis and Columbia veteran. Massimino’s STS 125 Atlantis mission in May of 2009 was the final Hubble servicing mission featured in the IMAX documentary Hubble; one of the most amazing documentaries I’ve ever seen and certainly IMAX at its best. (Picked up this jem at a Rogers going out of business sale on Blu-Ray a few weeks ago!)
You can check out the episode on tonight! If you miss it, Canadian viewers can find it online here: (Thank you CTV)
For more on the Hubble Documentary from IMAX (This website is also very cool)
And finally, Space.com has a post about Massimino’s appearance on Big Bang Theory. The post goes into details about his career as an Astronaut and his experiences being on set.