Friday, March 30, 2018

Register now to hear astronaut Pamela Melroy on Monday, April 30

Join astronaut Pamela Melroy for a discussion about her background and experiences. She was the second woman to command the Space Shuttle on assembly missions to build the International Space Station. Her talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Space is limited. Register now!

To infinity and beyond!


Join us for a discussion with Colonel Pamela Melroy, USAF Ret. and former NASA Astronaut. Melroy will talk about her background, experiences with USAF and NASA and answer questions. 

Talk by Astronaut Pamela Melroy
Monday, April 30, 2018 
5:30-7 p.m.  
Tate Hall, Room 101

Register now! Space is limited.

About the speaker

Colonel Pamela Melroy, USAF, began her career with the Air Force ROTC program in 1983 and continued on to be a pilot, co-pilot, instructor, aircraft commander, and much more. She has more than 200 hours of combat and combat support under her belt and is a veteran of Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Colonel Melroy was recruited by NASA in 1994 and began her astronaut training in March of 1995. She participated in multiple missions, including being the second woman to command the Space Shuttle on assembly missions to build the International Space Station. She served on the Columbia Reconstruction Team as lead for the crew module and as Deputy Project Manager for the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Team.

In her final position, she served as Branch Chief for the Orion branch of the Astronaut Office. By the end of her NASA career, Colonel Melroy had spent 924 hours—almost 39 days—in space. In August of 2009, she left the agency and went on to service as Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

This event is co-hosted by the College of Science and Engineering Dean’s Office and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
612-625-8000
aem-dept@umn.edu