Pam Melroy interview – part eight

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 eight you struggled with physics and still graduated from MIT?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 30 secs)

Melroy talks about how physics was a struggle at first in school but also how she overcame it and eventually graduated from MIT. A priceless gem of advice ends in this answer from Melroy.

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~ by tellinghistory on February 5, 2008.

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