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LI astronaut Mike Massimino's life may become NBC sitcom, report says

Long Island-raised astronaut Mike Massimino flew on two

Long Island-raised astronaut Mike Massimino flew on two missions to work with the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA / HANDOUT

Franklin Square-raised former astronaut Mike Massimino is teaming with a co-creator of "The Big Bang Theory" for a sitcom inspired by his life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade publication says the untitled comedy, which could land at NBC, "explores what happens when the dream of following in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and becoming an American hero collides with the reality of a cynical world and the life of a divorced dad."

"Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady will be one of the show's writers and Massimino will be a producer. Massimino previously had a recurring role and served as a consultant on "The Big Bang Theory."

Massimino, a graduate of H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, flew on two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002 and 2009.

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