Pam Melroy interview – part nine

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 nineHow is important is education for young people interested in space exploration and sciences?

Melroy – listen (wav file: 1:08 secs)

The common mis-perception is that inorder to love sceince and space exploration one has to be some kind of mad-scientist or a geek wearing thick black glasses with pocket protectors. How does Pam Melroy see it?

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~ by tellinghistory on February 6, 2008.

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