Tennessee native and University of Tennessee graduate, NASA Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore spent more than five months aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He served as Commander for part of that mission. Wilmore will give a presentation entitled, “Life aboard the International Space Station” on Monday, May 18 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Tennessee Space Institute. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Wilmore will share his experiences about working and living in space. He has logged more than 178 days in space during two missions, the first of which was on Space Shuttle mission STS-129 in 2009.
During his recent 167 day mission aboard the International Space Station, Wilmore completed three spacewalks, became the first person to use a 3-D printer aboard the station and assembled the very first tool, a socket wrench, constructed entirely in space. He has been an astronaut for the past 15 years, piloted the Space Shuttle, and commanded ISS’s 42nd Expedition. Prior to joining NASA, he spent several years as a test pilot in the Navy where he logged more than 6,800 flight hours and 663 carrier landings.
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