Pam Melroy interview – part two

Today in Space History recently conducted a phone interview with shuttle astronaut (and commander) Pam Melroy. She is a veteran of three shuttle missions: STS-92 (2000) as pilot, STS-112 (2002 as pilot, and STS-120 (2007) as commander.As of January 2008 Melroy is the only active female astronaut in the astronaut corp who is also on the list of shuttle commanders (meaning she has test pilot experience). There are roughly 25 woman on the active astronaut NASA list for assignments.

Here are some previous posts we have made related to Pam Melroy:

January 29th, 2008 interview with commander Pam Melroy

Part twoWhat did the ‘historic handshake’ between you and Peggy Whitson mean to you personally?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 1:47 secs)


Pam Melroy (STS-120) and Peggy Whitson (ISS) were the first female commanders to meet in space when they did so on October 25, 2007. Melroy talks about what that meeting meant to her and how it came about.


~ by tellinghistory on January 30, 2008.

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