Astronaut Draws Parallels With Firefighting at FRI

Astronaut Mike Mullane addressed the fire service about self-leadership and safety in hazardous environments on Friday at Fire-Rescue International.


Finally, Mullane discussed his humble beginnings and how he credits self-leadership – not any sort of luck or destiny – for his rise from average student to astronaut. His top tips for expanding your performance envelope include tenacity, staying focused on your goal, and working around challenges.

Mullane shared his view that tenacity is more important than genius. “You don’t have to be born to it,” he said. “Regular people can accomplish great things by setting the bar higher and higher.”