Space, The Final Frontier…

Photo courtesy of NASA

This photo shows Nicholas Patrick Ph.D. who is a British-born engineer and a NASA astronaut and a member of the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour mission STS-130 currently in space on route to the International Space Station.

Patrick was born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England in 1964 but became a United States citizen in 1994. This is his second flight as a mission specialist on the shuttle, his first was STS-116 in December 2006 this making him the second Yorkshire born astronaut.

Helen Sharman born in Sheffield, Yorkshire was the first British astronaut on board Soyuz TM-12 mission to the Mir Space Station in 1991 and at 27 years 11 months Helen remains one of the youngest ever in space.
Patrick attended Trintity College, Cambridge then MIT where he took his masters and then did a Ph.d in mechanical engineering before joining Boeing in Seattle. Patrick was selected for the astronaut program at NASA June 1998.

The crew of Endeavour for this mission is:

Commander George Zamka, Terry Virts pilot. Mission Specialists are Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire.

I wish them a succesful mission and also live long and prosper.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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