Astronaut says STEM key to flying high in space

Astronaut says STEM key to flying high in space

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore made a visit to the Rocket City on Monday.

Wilmore served as the Expedition 42 commander aboard the International Space Station.

His 167-day mission started last September and ended in March.

Wilmore told the crowd at Marshall Space Flight Center what it takes to start a career as an astronaut.

"Science, technology, engineering and math," Wilmore said. "Ya'll probably heard that before, right? STEM. If you want to be an astronaut, those are the avenues with which to get to the position."

Wilmore is a Tennessee native and logged 178 days in space during two missions.

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