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Patrick, Nicholas James MacDonald
Patrick
Patrick
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
British-American engineer mission specialist astronaut 1998-2012.

Status: Inactive; Active 1998-2012. Born: 1964-03-22. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 26.62 days. Birth Place: North Yorkshire.

Grew up in London, England and Rye, New York. Educated Cambridge; MIT.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Nicholas J. M. Patrick (Ph.D., P.E.)
NASA Astronaut

PERSONAL DATA: Dr. Patrick was born in 1964 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. He also considers London, England, and Rye, New York, to be his hometowns. He became a U.S. citizen in 1994. His mother, Gillian Patrick, lives in Connecticut; his father, Stewart Patrick, in California. He is married with three children. His recreational interests include flying, fixing and building things and reading to his children.

EDUCATION: Harrow School, London, England, 1978 to 1982
Bachelor of Arts in Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 1986
Master of Arts in Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 1990
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

ORGANIZATIONS: Dr. Patrick is a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

SPECIAL HONORS: Honorary Doctorate from Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK, 2011; JSC Center Director's Discretionary Award for contributions to the user interface of the shuttle cockpit avionics upgrade, 2002; General Electric (GE) Aircraft Engines Development Program Project Award for contributions to inventory reduction, 1988; entrance scholarship (€śExhibition€ť) to the University of Cambridge, 1983. Dr. Patrick holds three patents in the areas of telerobotics, flight displays and integrated aircraft alerting systems.

EXPERIENCE: During his college years, Dr. Patrick spent his summers as a Civil Engineer, inspecting bridges in New York and Connecticut. After graduating from Cambridge, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked as an Engineer for the Aircraft Engines Division of GE. He then attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a Research Assistant in the Human-Machine Systems Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests included telerobotics, aviation psychology, decision theory and optimization. Upon completion of his Doctorate, Dr. Patrick joined Boeing's Commercial Airplane Group in Seattle, Washington, where he worked in Flight Deck Engineering as a Systems and Human-Factors engineer on many of Boeing's commercial aircraft models.

Dr. Patrick learned to fly as a member of the Royal Air Force's Volunteer Reserve while attending Cambridge University. After moving to the United States, Dr. Patrick continued flying, becoming an instrument and multi-engine Flight Instructor. He has logged more than 2,300 hours as a pilot, in more than 20 types of airplanes and helicopters, and more than 800 hours as a Flight Instructor.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Dr. Patrick reported to the Johnson Space Center for astronaut training in 1998. When not in training for a spaceflight, Dr. Patrick worked in the Astronaut Office on the space shuttle cockpit avionics upgrade program, served as Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) in mission control for STS-123 and STS-124, led the team that defined the human systems integration requirements for the Orion capsule, worked on the design of the Orion cockpit, and served as the Flight Crew Representative to the Orion program.

Dr. Patrick has logged 638 hours in space as a Mission Specialist on two International Space Station construction flights: STS-116 and STS-130. He logged more than 18 hours during three spacewalks on STS-130.

Dr. Patrick retired from NASA in June 2012.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-116 Discovery (December 9 to December 22, 2006). The seven-member crew on this 12 day mission continued construction of the International Space Station outpost by adding the P5 truss segment and performing four spacewalks, one of which was added to allow the crew to coax and retract a stubborn solar panel to fold up like an accordion into its box. Discovery also delivered a new crew member and more than two tons of equipment and supplies to the station. Mission duration was 12 days, 20 hours and 45 minutes.

STS-130 Endeavour (February 8 to February 21, 2010) launched at night, carrying the International Space Station's final permanent modules: Tranquility and Cupola. Tranquility (or Node 3) is now the life-support hub of the station, containing exercise, water recycling and environmental control systems, while the Cupola provides the largest set of windows ever to grace a spacecraft. These seven windows, arranged in a hemisphere, provide a spectacular and panoramic view of our planet and a direct view of station robotic operations. During the 13-day, 18-hour mission, Endeavour and her six-member crew traveled more than 5.7 million miles and completed 217 orbits of the Earth, touching down at night at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

JUNE 2012

This is the only version available from NASA. Updates must be sought from the above named individual.


NASA Official Biography

NAME: Nicholas J. M. Patrick (Ph.D.)
NASA Astronaut Candidate (Mission Specialist)

PERSONAL DATA:
Born on 22 March 1964 in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Nicholas considers London, England and Rye, New York and to be his hometowns. He became a US citizen in 1994. He is unmarried. His mother, Gillian A.M. Patrick, lives in South Norwalk, Connecticut; his father, C. Stewart Patrick, in Narberth, Pennsylvania; and his brother, Rupert C.M. Patrick, near New Haven, Connecticut. His recreational interests include flying, reading, automotive work, hiking, skiing, and scuba diving.

EDUCATION:
Harrow School, London, England, 1978-82.
B.A., Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 1986.
M.A. Cantab., Engineering, University of Cambridge, England, 1990.
S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996.

ORGANIZATIONS:
Nicholas is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Space Society, and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Entrance scholarship ('Exhibition') to the University of Cambridge (Trinity College), 1983; GE Aircraft Engines Development Program Project Award for contributions to manufacturing inventory reduction, 1988.

EXPERIENCE:
While at the University of Cambridge, Nicholas learned to fly as a member of the Royal Air Force's Cambridge University Air Squadron, and spent his summers as a civil engineer in New York and Connecticut. After graduating from Cambridge, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for four years as an engineer for the Aircraft Engines division of GE.

He then attended MIT, where he was a teaching assistant and then a research assistant in the Human-Machine Systems Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests included telerobotics, aviation psychology, optimization, air transportation, and econometrics. While at MIT, he worked as a flight instructor at Hanscom Field's East Coast Aero Club, and as a statistician and programmer for a local medical and robotic products company, and served on the Board of Stockholders of the Harvard Cooperative Society.

Upon completion of his doctorate, Nicholas joined the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in Seattle, Washington, where he worked in Flight Deck Engineering as a Systems and Human Factors Engineer on many of Boeing's commercial aircraft models. While in Seattle, he was also a flight instructor at Boeing Field's Galvin Flying Service.

Nicholas has logged 1,300 hours as a pilot--including 700 hours as a flight instructor--in more than 20 types of airplane and helicopter.

NASA EXPERIENCE:
Selected by NASA in June 1998, he reported for training in August 1998. Astronaut Candidate Training includes orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival techniques. Following a period of training and evaluation, Nicholas will receive technical assignments within the Astronaut Office before being assigned to a space flight.
JANUARY 1999


More at: Patrick.

Family: Mission Specialist Astronaut, NASA Group 17 - 1998. Country: UK, USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-116, STS-130. Agency: RAF. Bibliography: 12, 5871.

1964 March 22 - .
  • Birth of Nicholas James MacDonald Patrick - . Nation: UK, USA. Related Persons: Patrick. British-American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-116, STS-130..

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  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 17 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Clayton, Archambault, Caldwell, Chamitoff, Creamer, Ferguson, Foreman, Fossum, Ham, Hilliard, Johnson, Gregory C, Johnson, Gregory H, Love, Melvin, Morgan, Nespoli, Oefelein, Olivas, Patrick, Poindexter, Pontes, Reisman, Swanson, Vittori.

    The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. Of 25 Americans, eight pilots and 17 mission specialists.


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2006 December 10 - . 01:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-116 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Curbeam, Fuglesang, Higginbotham, Oefelein, Patrick, Polansky, Williams. Return Crew: Curbeam, Fuglesang, Higginbotham, Oefelein, Patrick, Polansky, Reiter. Payload: Discovery F32 / P5. Mass: 120,420 kg (265,480 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Curbeam, Fuglesang, Higginbotham, Oefelein, Patrick, Polansky, Reiter, Williams. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: Boeing. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-9, STS-116, STS-121 Astrolab. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 12.86 days. Decay Date: 2006-12-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 29647 . COSPAR: 2006-055A. Apogee: 358 km (222 mi). Perigee: 326 km (202 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    The mission used solid rocket booster pair RSRM-95 and external tank ET-123. At SSME burnout Discovery was in a 58 km x 220 km x 51.6 deg preliminary burn. The OMS-2 burn at 02:25 GMT placed the shuttle in a stable 225 x 250 km orbit from which rendezvous maneuvers began. Discovery docked with the ISS at 22:12 GMT on December 11. In the most demanding ISS assembly mission ever, the crew would require an additional spacewalk to complete installation of the P5 truss, retraction of the recalcitrant port P6 solar array wing, and activation of the truss electrical and cooling system. Sunita Williams rode the shuttle to the station, and remained behind with the EO-14 crew; ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter, already aboard the station, was returned to earth. Due to weather problems a landing at White Sands was considered; but in the end Discovery landed safely at Kennedy Space Center, after which it was to enter a year-long overhaul cycle.


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  • STS-116 MCC Status Report 17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Curbeam, Fuglesang, Higginbotham, Oefelein, Patrick, Polansky, Williams. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-9, STS-116.

    Flight controllers today put the finishing touches on plans for the fourth spacewalk recently added to the mission. On board the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station astronauts finished transferring the bulk of supplies between the two spacecraft. Additional Details: here....


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2010 February 8 - . 09:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-130 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Behnken, Hire, Patrick, Robinson, Virts, Zamka. Payload: Endeavour F24 / Tranquility / Cupola. Mass: 121,320 kg (267,460 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Behnken, Hire, Patrick, Robinson, Virts, Zamka. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 13.75 days. Decay Date: 2010-02-22 03:20:00 . USAF Sat Cat: 36394 . COSPAR: 2010-004A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 334 km (207 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Docked with the ISS at 05:06 GMT on 10 February. Primary payloads were the Tranquility module and the Cupola, a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center, providing a 360-degree view around the station..

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  • EVA STS-130-2 - . Crew: Behnken, Patrick. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Installed ammonia plumbing and connectors between Unity, Destiny and Tranquility and covered them with thermal insulation. Prepared the nadir port on Tranquility for the relocation of the Cupola, and installed handrails on the exterior of Tranquility..

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  • EVA STS-130-3 - . Crew: Behnken, Patrick. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Installed additional ammonia plumbing between Unity and Tranquility, removed insulation and launch locks from the Cupola, installed additional handrails on the exterior of Tranquility and performed get-ahead tasks to support the installation of a PDGF on .


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