Pat Forrester is a NASA astronaut and retired United States Army colonel. Colonel Forrester is a graduate of West Point and the University of Virginia. Pat served as an experimental test pilot for the Army before being selected as an astronaut by NASA. In 2001, he flew as a mission specialist aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). In 2007, he made his second trip to the ISS aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. He made his third trip into space aboard Discovery in August 2009. During his three missions to the ISS, he amassed over 950 hours (39+ days) traveling in space, and flew over 16.4 million miles. He conducted four spacewalks accumulating 25 hours, 22 minutes of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) time. Pat has flown over 5000 hours, logging time in more than 50 different types of aircraft. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Clemson University in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development in support of integrative science, technology, engineering and math education.