Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pamela Melroy retires from NASA

By Clara Moskowitz
Staff Writer

Astronaut Pamela Melroy, the last-ever female space shuttle commander, is leaving NASA's spaceflying ranks for a new career in private industry.

Melroy is a veteran of three shuttle missions. On her third flight, the STS-120 flight of Discovery in 2007, she became the second woman to command a space shuttle - a role reserved for astronauts who have been trained as pilots, rather than mission specialists.

Read the Article HERE.

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