Pam Melroy interview – part seven

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 sevenare astronauts typically first-borns?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 27 secs)

Are most astronauts first-borns in the family? Was Pam? Interesting exchange here.

S120-E-008853 (4 Nov. 2007) — Astronauts Peggy Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander, and Pam Melroy, STS-120 commander, exchange handshakes in the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-2) of the International Space Station as the STS-120 crewmembers exit the station to board Space Shuttle Discovery for their return trip home. Hatches were closed between the station and the shuttle at 2:03 p.m. (CST) on Nov. 4.


~ by tellinghistory on February 4, 2008.

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