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Moonshot: a virtual Strategies for Success Adventure featuring astronaut and author Mike Massimino in conversation with Fireside CEO Falon Fatemi and Melier CEO Greg McBeth

December 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST


About the Event

For over 13 years, Adventures by the Book has been offering our signature one-of-a-kind, multi-sensorial events and travels with authors. That’s because when it comes to connecting people and communities with books, we mean business!

And now, we are taking that mission quite literally and are thrilled to welcome you to join the next in our new Adventures by the Book Means Business series, offering you the opportunity to meet some of the greatest minds in the business world.

And speaking of the greatest minds in business, we invite you to meet Mike Massimino, astronaut, author, and podcast host, on the Strategies for Success (SFS) Network presented by Master Class on Fireside. Mike will be joined in conversation with SFS founders and hosts Falon Fatemi and Greg McBeth, as this brilliant trio discuss Mike’s new book, Moonshot. Learn how Mike achieved unparalleled business growth and success, and how you can too, particularly for start-ups.


Register for free, or if you want the VIP treatment which allows you the exclusive opportunity to chat or ask questions live with Mike, Greg, and Falon during the program (as well as with future high profile speakers and authors), including coaching and giveaways and much more, check out their exciting SFS Network membership plan.

While this Adventure is free, you can purchase a paperback copy of Moonshot below, to be shipped to you within the U.S.

About the Author and Book


Mike Massimino, a former NASA astronaut, is a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. He received a BS from Columbia University, and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and in technology and policy, as well as a PhD in mechanical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After working as an engineer at IBM, NASA, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, along with academic appointments at Rice University and at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mike was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1996, and is the veteran of two space flights, the fourth and fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions in 2002 and 2009. Mike has a team record for the number of hours spacewalking in a single space shuttle mission, and he was also the first person to tweet from space. During his NASA career he received two NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the American Astronautical Society’s Flight Achievement Award, and the Star of Italian Solidarity.

Mike has made numerous television appearances, including a six-time recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. He has hosted Science Channel’s The Planets and its special Great American Eclipse. He is featured in National Geographic Channel’s series One Strange Rock and is the host for Science Channel’s series The Planets and Beyond. He is a frequent guest on television news and talk show programs, including NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN. He has also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and on StarTalk radio and television shows.

In his new book, Moonshot, the former NASA Astronaut outlines his mindset to solve problems, provide leadership in the face of adversity, and never give up when pursuing your wildest ambitions.

Mike Massimino achieved his dream of exploring space. Now he distills stories and insights from NASA into an actionable guide to accomplish your biggest goals. Mike reveals how to make possible the seemingly impossible—on Earth. Written with characteristic wit and a big heart, Mike identifies ten hard-earned lessons of spaceflight and his other life experiences, including


About the Moderators and SFS Network

With the SFS Network, serial entrepreneurs and husband and wife team Greg McBeth and Falon Fatemi are bringing together leaders with expertise across life, love, and business, in order to discuss and learn what it takes to find success in all three areas.

Conversations are interactive and explore personal successes and failures, including from Greg and Falon’s own lives, and deep dive into the skills and habits required to achieve consistent success. Join this first-of-its-kind community to connect and win together.

Greg and Falon are both serial entrepreneurs and CEO’s (of Melier and Fireside, respectively), who have held leadership roles at companies ranging from early startups to Fortune 100’s. Collectively, they have raised more than $100 million in venture funding across AI, B2B, Consumer Software, Media, and Food and Hospitality, and helped grow billion dollar private and public companies.

They’ve also hired and led teams of world-class operators, generated hundreds of million in revenue for businesses, sold companies, and even had a hand at making a few marriages.

Greg and Falon have been married for over eight years. Today, their marriage is stronger than ever and they are expecting their first child. They currently split their time between Napa Valley and Miami.


About Fireside

Fireside is the exclusive, invite-only new podcast platform for the next generation – a socially responsible space for us to come together in real-time to collaborate and create meaningful conversations. Together, we will engage in discussion, debate, and discourse in a public forum and make it a thing of celebration and beauty. We are ready to share our microphone with you and hope you’ll join us as we collaborate in the world’s most dynamic auditorium.




December 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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