An astronaut’s ambition

Interesting article in Mission Network News about Patrick Forrester, one of the astronauts going up in the space shuttle today. Apparently going to the space station is just a job. You want an example of healthy ambition? An excerpt from the article:

Forrester, who will be making his third shuttle flight, has logged more than 4,500 hours in more than 50 different aircraft and has been with NASA 16 years. In addition to his time at NASA, he spent over 26 years as an Army aviator. Yet his dream has been to assist with the high calling of missionary aviation.

“I’ve always had a heart for missions,” Forrester said. “When I visualize what I might do after I end my career at NASA, always in the back of my mind is going into the mission field in some way. If I could go tomorrow and be a pilot with an organization like MAF, I think that’s what I’d do.”

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