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Tennessee astronaut talks about time on space station

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An astronaut from Tennessee who recently returned from the International Space Station says he was most surprised by the mental gymnastics of working in zero-gravity.

Barry "Butch" Wilmore told WPLN radio (http://bit.ly/1xzhDLj) that he and five colleagues worked on dozens of science experiences to record how space affect everything from 3D printing to zebra fish.

It was also a social experiment of sorts with the six astronauts essentially trapped together in a vessel for 167 days.

Wilmore served as commander of the mission and as such he set some ground rules so that everyone would enjoy the experience.

Wilmore, who is from Mt. Juliet, returned from space earlier this month and is currently in Houston, where debriefings started last week.

Information from: WPLN-FM, http://www.wpln.org/

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