As one of the few who have had the opportunity to see Earth from space, Dr. Nicholas Patrick has a totally different perspective. As he should, he’s logged over 630 hours in space. At TEDxUSC 2010 Dr. Patrick shared his unique perspective acquired through space travel, and the importance of turning “nuisance into opportunity” to address today’s challenges.
An astronaut, flight instructor, and engineer, Dr. Patrick was educated at Cambridge University and MIT, and has worked for several large aerospace companies. An astronaut since 1998, Dr. Patrick flew previously on STS-130, aboard Endeavour and STS-116, aboard Discovery.