mike massimino nasa getty 'Big Bang Theory': NASA's Mike Massimino to return for season finaleHere’s some news that’s out of this world. Real astronaut Mike Massimino is coming back to “The Big Bang Theory” for the show’s season finale, this according to TV Guide.

As fans of the show know, Massimino appeared earlier in the season when Howard (Simon Helberg) was attempting to give himself an astronaut nickname. While he was hoping for something really cool like “Rocketman,” Howard ended up earning the moniker “Froot Loops.” The publication adds that Massimino is back as the trip to the Space Station nears.

So this begs the question, will Howard’s space travel plans conflict with his wedding to Bernadette (Melissa Rauch)? And given the choice of one or the other, what will he pick?  

If we’re guessing, they’ll attempt to do both. The scenario we envision is a cliffhanger where, due to scheduling problems, Howard and Bernadette have to get married via earth-to-space video conference. When it comes to the part where Howard has to say “I do,” there’s a problem with either the equipment or Howard’s gastrointestinal system. Thus we’re left wondering what happens until next fall.

The season finale airs May 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

Posted by:David Eckstein