“My family means everything to me. It is the most important part of my life.”
Born in Lebanon, Missouri, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins has spent 166 days in space and is about to launch on his second mission on Nov. 15, 2020, when he and his three crew mates lift off aboard the NASA SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station. Hopkins has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University.
Get to know Mike Hopkins, Crew-1 commander.