Pam Melroy interview – part three

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 three‘October’ has been a good month for you, why?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 1:37 secs)

All of Pam’s previous shuttle missions (STS-92, STS-112 and STS-120) have been in the month of October.  She interacted with us about her career a little in this part of the interview.
ISS016-E-008106 (31 Oct. 2007) — Astronauts Pam Melroy, STS-120 commander, and European Space Agency’s (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, mission specialist, are pictured in the Harmony node of the International Space Station during a congratulatory phone call from the president of Italy. A module of Harmony floats freely in the foreground.


~ by tellinghistory on January 31, 2008.

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