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376 days 17hrs
Time in space
Total EVA time 39 hours, 46
1960 (age 53)
Mount Ayr, Iowa
Pamela Anne Melroy is a retired United States
Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut.
She Was born on 17 September 1961
She served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions STS92 and STS-112 and commanded mission STS-120
before leaving the agency in August 2009.
After serving as Deputy Program Manager, Space
Exploration Initiatives with Lockheed Martin,
Melroy joined the Federal Aviation Administration
in 2011, where she was a senior technical advisor
and director of field operations for the FAA's
Office of Commercial Space Transportation.
Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in
December 1994, Melroy reported to the Johnson Space
Centre in March 1995.
Melroy served as pilot on two flights (STS-92 in 2000
and STS-112 in 2002), and was the mission commander
on STS-120 in 2007, making her the second woman to
command a space shuttle mission (after Eileen Collins).
The STS-120 crew visited the station during
Expedition 16, commanded by Peggy Whitson.
Whitson was the first female ISS commander, making
the STS-120 mission the first time that two female
mission commanders were in orbit at the same time.
She has logged over 924 hours (over 38 days) in space.
NEEMO 5 crew members are pictured in the bunkroom
aboard the Aquarius research habitat. Top, L-R: Garrett
Reisman, Emma Hwang; Middle: Whitson, Clayton
Anderson; Bottom: James Talacek, Ryan Snow.
STS-92 Discovery (October 11–24, 2000) was
launched from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida
and returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base,
During the 13-day flight, the seven member crew
attached the Z1 Truss and Pressurized Mating
Adapter 3 to the International Space Station using
Discovery’s robotic arm and performed four space
walks to configure these elements.
This expansion of the ISS opened the door for
future assembly missions and prepared the station
for its first resident crew.
The STS-92 mission was accomplished in 202
orbits, travelling 5.3 million miles in 12 days, 21
hours, 40 minutes and 25 seconds.
Peggy Whitson preparing for spacewalk from ISS during Expedition 5.