Mike Mongo

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Visiting Scholar - Urbana University


  • Urbana University 579 College Way Urbana, OH, 43078 United States (map)

Taking the Johnny Appleseed legend and teachings to new heights of awareness, in April Dr. Christopher Washington, Urbana University’s Executive Vice President, and Pam Achenbach-Covert, Johnny Appleseed Museum Coordinator Professor, announced the appointment of Mike Mongo, astronaut teacher, founder of Mike Mongo’s Astronaut Job Fair, and the author of The Astronaut Instruction Manual, as the official Ambassador of Johnny Appleseed in Space. The announcement, made during Mike Mongo’s International Space Development Conference (ISDC) keynote this past April in Arlington, VA, opened the door for a number of awareness activities, including United States launch service provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) agreeing to carry the Ohio-grown apple seeds to and from space on an upcoming, as-yet-to-be-determined spacecraft and space flight.