A few lucky Space Campers had the good fortune today to visit the Marshall Space Flight Center and hear NASA Astronaut Barry Eugene “Butch” Wilmore┬átalk about his recent time aboard the International Space Station.

Besides talking about the highlights of his trips to space, Wilmore took several opportunities to stress the importance of a STEM education if one is interested in pursuing a career as an Astronaut.

Butch Wilmore at MSFC

Several local news outlets covered the event, and you can read and watch more about his visit if you are so inclined.