Friday, September 11, 2009

Pam Melroy has retired from NASA

From the Women's International Air & Space Musuem newsletter:

NASA astronaut Pam Melroy has retired from NASA effective August 7th.

She has joined Lockheed Martin.

Melroy last flew as commander of STS-120 in 2007 when there were two women commanders in space simultaneously---Melroy and Peggy Whitson on the space station. She also flew as pilot of STS-112 in 2002 and STS-92 in 2000. Melroy, a retired Air Force Colonel, was the second woman commander of the Space Shuttle after Eileen Collins.

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