Col. Michael E. Fossum USAFR, (Ret.) currently serves
as Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M University at Galveston
following his career as an astronaut with NASA from 1998 to 2017.
Fossum is a veteran of three space flights and has logged more than
194 days in space, where he had to learn to get along in close
quarters with men and women of different nationalities and cultures.
Mike was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and grew up in McAllen,
Texas. He is married to his Aggie sweetheart, the former Melanie J.
London '80. They have four children and six grandchildren. He enjoys
family activities, motorcycle riding and backpacking. Mike's main
hobby is serving as Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop.