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2009-08-13 10:16:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced that Pam Melroy has joined the Exploration and Science team as Director and Deputy Program Manager of the Space Exploration Initiatives (SEI) Program Office. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090813/PH61212 ) Melroy is a veteran Space Shuttle Commander and Air Force test pilot. She has flown three Space Shuttle Missions, served as the Deputy Project Manager for the Columbia crew survival investigation and...

2009-07-24 14:43:00

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Melroy, a retired Air Force colonel, is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and the second woman to command one. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Pam has performed superbly as an astronaut," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "She has flown three highly successful...

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2009-07-24 14:50:00

NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Melroy, a retired Air Force colonel, is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and the second woman to command one. "Pam has performed superbly as an astronaut," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "She has flown three highly successful space shuttle missions and contributed in several other technical areas during her 14 years of service with the...

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2007-11-06 12:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With the mission finally coming to a close, Discovery's commander acknowledged Tuesday she was "extremely concerned" about the safety of the spacewalker who went out to fix the space station's ripped solar wing. And the spacewalker, Scott Parazynski, said he barely managed to reach the tangled wires that had snagged the wing. If the damage had been just another foot away, "it would have been a Plan B or C or D," he told The Associated Press. "I don't know what it...

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2007-10-25 18:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery and the international space station joined forces Thursday, linking their ships and kicking off the biggest construction job ever attempted by a single team in orbit. History was made with the 215-mile-high linkup: It was the first time two female commanders met in space. Retired Air Force Col. Pamela Melroy steered Discovery in for the docking and was the first to enter the space station. She was embraced by Peggy Whitson, the...

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2007-10-23 10:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven rocketed away Tuesday in pursuit of the international space station, where a formidable construction job awaits them. Discovery blasted off at 11:38 a.m., carrying up a giant Tinkertoy-type link that must be installed at the space station before European and Japanese laboratories can arrive. Despite a forecast calling for rain right at launch time, the weather ended up cooperating. And a chunk of ice on plumbing between the...

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2007-10-19 18:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The commander of next week's space shuttle flight said Friday that she and her crew back NASA's decision to skip wing repairs despite opposition from half the engineers who took part in the launch review. The concern is over a possible degradation of three of the 44 panels that line Discovery's wings and serve as a thermal barrier to the searing atmospheric gases of re-entry. These panels are made of reinforced carbon-carbon, or RCC. The crew "is totally confident that...


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Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...

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