Meet NASA Astronaut Patrick Forrester

August 6, 2016

1:00 PM

Please join us for a special appearance by NASA Astronaut Patrick Forrester.

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sequence on Speed and Fury
Saturday, August 6, 2016
1:00 PM with autograph session and reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to reservations@marshallfoundation.org. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

This presentation has been sponsored by L-3 and the Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

About Patrick Forrester

A master Army aviator with more than 5,000 hours in 50 different aircraft, Forrester began his NASA career in 1993 at the Johnson Space Center as an aerospace engineer. He was selected as a mission specialist astronaut candidate by NASA in May 1996. He completed two years of training and evaluation and was qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist. Initially, he was assigned to the Kennedy Space Center as a member of the astronaut support team. He next served as the technical assistant to the Director, Flight Crew Operations. Following that, Forrester served as the Shuttle training and on-board crew procedures representative. He served as a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for three missions in 2001, 2007 and 2009. He has logged more than 950 hours in space, including four spacewalks.