18 Facts About Barry Wilmore


Barry Wilmore has had two spaceflights, the first of which was an 11-day Space Shuttle mission in November 2009, to the International Space Station.

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Barry Wilmore was designated as pilot with five other crew members on Space Shuttle Atlantis for the mission STS-129.

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Barry Wilmore participated in the development of the T-45 Goshawk jet trainer.

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Barry Wilmore was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but was raised in Mount Juliet by his mother Faye and father Eugene.

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Barry Wilmore has one sibling, a brother named Jack Barry Wilmore, who resides in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Barry Wilmore graduated from Mount Juliet High School in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

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Barry Wilmore has received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from the Tennessee Technological University in electrical engineering, and a Master of Science in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee.

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Mr Barry Wilmore was a member, letterman and team captain of the Tennessee Technological University football team.

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Barry Wilmore has flown missions in support of Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Southern Watch over the skies of Iraq, as well as missions over Bosnia in support of United States and NATO interests.

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Barry Wilmore was selected as a pilot by NASA in July 2000 and reported for training that August 2000.

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Barry Wilmore piloted the Atlantis for the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station.

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Barry Wilmore served as CAPCOM during the ascent and landing of Atlantis on STS-135 in 2011, the historic final flight of NASA's 30-year Shuttle program.

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Barry Wilmore returned to space in September 2014 as a member of the Soyuz TMA-14M long duration International Space Station crew.

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Barry Wilmore has received the Aviation Officer Candidate School "Distinguished Naval Graduate" award.

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Barry Wilmore is on the Initial Naval Flight Training "Commodore's List With Distinction".

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Barry Wilmore has won the U S Atlantic Fleet "Light Attack Wing One – Pilot Of The Year" and U S Atlantic Fleet "Strike Fighter Aviator of the Year" .

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Barry Wilmore is the recipient of the Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic "Scott Speicher Award" for Weapons Employment Excellence .

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In 2003, Barry Wilmore was inducted to the Tennessee Technological University "Sports Hall of Fame".

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