Nicholas Patrick
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Pin honours 'UK astronaut' Patrick

Nasa astronaut Nicholas Patrick has accepted a British Interplanetary Society pin to mark his achievements in orbit.

The silver lapel badge is being given to all UK-born spacefarers who get to circle the Earth.

Dr Patrick, who hails from Yorkshire but who is now a US citizen, has flown on two shuttle missions.

Our correspondent Jonathan Amos spoke to the astronaut about his career.

  • 21 Nov 2011