NASA Astronaut Nicholas Patrick Full Colour (8x10) Portrait
PHOTO CREDIT : NASA.This is a borderless 8 x 10 (approx) photograph on Fuji/Kodak Paper.The actual print is sharper and more detailed than on the online image.This is a superior quality photograph, suitable for autographing, matting or framing. Great for collecting the autographs of the astronauts.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Dr Patrick reported to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) for astronaut training in August 1998. His initial training included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, and physiological, survival, and classroom training in preparation for T-38 flight.
Dr. Patrick has logged over 308 hours in space having completed his first space mission the crew of STS-116 – a construction and logistics mission to the International Space Station. He is assigned to the crew of STS-130, targeted for launch in February 2010.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-116 Discovery (December 9-22, 2006). The seven-member crew on this 12-day mission continued construction of the ISS outpost by adding the P5 spacer truss segment during the first of four spacewalks. The next two spacewalks rewired the station’s power system, preparing it to support the addition of European and Japanese science modules by future shuttle crews. The fourth spacewalk was added to allow the crew to coax and retract a stubborn solar panel to fold up accordion-style into its box. Discovery also delivered a new crew member and more than two tons of equipment and supplies to the station. Almost two tons of items no longer needed on the station returned to Earth with STS-116. Mission duration was 12 days, 20 hours and 45 minutes.