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Astronaut to Delivery Keynote Address at the CHEMTREC International Hazmat Summit

Astronaut Mike Mullane – Countdown to Safety

We are excited to announce that Astronaut Mike Mullane will deliver the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 2019 CHEMTREC International Hazmat Summit on October 29 in Houston, TX.

Don’t miss your chance to hear Mike Mullane deliver a powerful message on the individual’s role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments.  Mullane will recount his own near-death experience in a fighter jet, when he failed to speak up about an unsafe situation.  At a critical moment in a hazardous operation, Mullane surrendered his responsibility for safety to someone else and became a “safety passenger”.  The result was his and the pilot’s narrow escape during their ejection from the crashing jet.

Upon Colonel Mullane’s graduation from West Point in 1967, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force. As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. He holds a Master's of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and is also a graduate of the Air Force Flight Test Engineer School at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the Space Shuttles Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990. Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal.

Since his retirement from NASA, Colonel Mullane has written an award-winning children's book, Liftoff! An Astronaut's Dream, and a popular space-fact book, Do Your Ears Pop In Space? His memoir, Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut, has been reviewed in the New York Times. It has also been featured on Barnes and Noble's recommended summer reading list.

The 2019 CHEMTREC International Hazmat Summit will showcase the most important and prevailing topics the industry has to offer. The Summit will also include networking opportunities with all attendees from the hazardous materials value chain. Save on registration fees and register now for early bird pricing!