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:
- Historic Handshake between two female commanders
- Young women looking for mentors?
- Melroy finds fulfillment in ISS growing
- Pre-flight (STS-120) NASA interview with Melroy
- Melroy in elite company as commander
- Pam Melroy career bio
January 29th, 2008 interview with commander Pam Melroy
Part nine – How 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?