STS-120 Pam Melroy

A retired Air Force colonel, Pam Melroy will lead the crew of STS‐120 on the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Melroy served as the pilot of STS‐92 in 2000 and STS‐112 in 2002. Making her third spaceflight, she has logged more than 562 hours in space. She has overall responsibility for the execution of the mission, orbiter systems operations and flight operations, including landing. In addition, Melroy will fly the shuttle in a rendezvous pitch maneuver while Discovery is 600 feet below the station to enable the station crew to photograph the shuttle’s heat shield. She will then dock Discovery to the station.

Source: STS-120 Shuttle Mission Press Kit – PDF download

Read her bio.

Read the NASA pre-flight interview with Commander Melroy


~ by tellinghistory on October 23, 2007.

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