Space has changed Mike’s view of the world. On the right was the Earth, on the left, the depths of the universe. As he puts it, it had never been so clear to him as in that moment, how incredible, and at the same time, fragile, our planet is. Ever since that experience, measures toward sustainability, such as zero-emission vehicles, have been very close to his heart.
At the same time, the astronaut of people’s hearts, who is lovingly dubbed “Astro Mike”, really values cool design and perfect functionality. And this in turn fits perfectly with his relaxed attitude as a pop-culture icon and digital spaceman, as he demonstrates in numerous guest appearances on “The Big Bang Theory” and other television programmes. It was no coincidence that Astro Mike was the person who sent the very first tweet from space and is a member of the Mercedes-Benz EQ community.