Barry "Butch" Wilmore Photo

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

Find Out More

Barry "Butch" Wilmore

Captain, U.S. Navy - Astronaut, NASA

Washington, D.C.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as an astronaut by NASA in July 2000, Wilmore reported for training in August 2000. Following the completion of two years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties representing the Astronaut Office on all propulsion systems issues including the space shuttle main engines, solid rocket motor, external tank, and also led the astronaut support team that traveled to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in support of launch and landing operations. He completed his first flight as pilot on STS-129 and has logged more than 259 hours in space. From September to November 2014, he served as flight engineer aboard the International Space Station for Expedition 41 and as commander on Expedition 42 from November 2014 to March 2015. National Aeronautics and Space Administration August 2015 Biographical Data Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-129 (November 16 - 29, 2009) was the 31st shuttle flight to the International Space Station. During the mission, the crew delivered two Express Logistics Carrier (ELC racks) and about 30,000 pounds of replacement parts to maintain the station’s proper orientation in space. The mission also featured three spacewalks. The STS- 129 mission was completed in 10 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes and 13 seconds, traveling 4.5 million miles in 171 orbits, and returned to Earth bringing back with them NASA astronaut, Nicole Stott, following her tour of duty aboard the station. On September 25, 2014, Wilmore and cosmonauts Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev launched to the International Space Station in a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Wilmore is scheduled to assume command of the station in November 2014. On March 12, 2015 the Expedition 42 crew safely touched down in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan after a 167 day mission aboard the International Space Station. Wilmore performed three spacewalks to prepare for new international docking adapters and future U.S. commercial crew spacecraft. In addition, he completed a spacewalk with fellow astronaut Reid Wiseman to replace a failed voltage regulator. Wilmore now has logged 178 days in space during two missions, the first of which was on space shuttle mission STS-129 in 2009. Wilmore now has spent 25 hours and 36 minutes in space during his four spacewalks.

Previously (2):

NASA + GA Present: Space Night

NASA + GA Present: Space Night

NASA’s Destination Station and General Assembly are teaming up to bring astronauts and scientists to downtown DC.

NASA + CASIS International Space Station: Government Agency & Industry Day

NASA + CASIS International Space Station: Government Agency & Industry Day

Using the ISS to enable the next generation of research and technology development, particularly relevant for federal agencies

Teach at GA

Join our talented instructor team dedicated to transforming thinkers into creators.

Find Out More