Pam Melroy interview – part five

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 fivecan you talk about the next-generation vehicles and your role with them?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 46 secs)

Melroy is interested in working with NASA’s cockpit design of the next-generation space vehicles.

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JSC2007-E-20979 (May 2007) — NASA’s Constellation Program continues work on the development of the Orion spacecraft that will return humans to the moon and prepare for future voyages to Mars and other destinations in our solar system. This artist’s rendering represents the crew module of the Orion crew exploration vehicle with the outer skin removed revealing the pressure shell and equipment bays. Image credit: NASA

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~ by tellinghistory on February 2, 2008.

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