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Special Guest: Colonel Pamela Melroy, USAF Ret., Former NASA Astronaut


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

When: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: 101 Tate Hall

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).

Please register if you plan on attending:

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering Dean's Office, the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, and the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium






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