Pam Melroy interview – part six

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 sixwho have been some of the key influencers in your life?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 1:21 secs)

Melroy talks about key people who  influenced her socially, academically and professionaly.Who told her “knowledge makes a bloody entrance”?  Listen to find out.

Brian Duffy (below) has been one of Melroy’s key mentors.


JSC2000-02585 (6 March 2000) — Astronaut Brian Duffy, mission commander.

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~ by tellinghistory on February 3, 2008.

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