An Evening of Astronaut Stories


UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Adams Auditorium, Building 111

Northcott Drive

Campbell, ACT 2612

6.30pm to 9.00pm

UNSW Canberra is proud to bring you An Evening of Astronaut Stories, a free public event, to hear NASA astronaut Colonel Pamela Melroy present on her time in space, and ask your questions. The discussion will be moderated by A/Prof Andrew Neely. 

Selected as an astronaut candidate (pilot) by NASA in December 1994, Colonel Pamela Melroy has logged more than 924 hours (more than 38 days) in space. Her missions paved the way firstly for a permanent crew on the International Space Station, then for expansion to six-person crew operations.

During her time as an astronaut, Pam has had numerous roles, including: astronaut support for launch and landing, advanced projects in the Astronaut Office and Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM). She served on the Columbia Reconstruction Team as the lead for the crew module and served as Deputy Project Manager for the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Team. In her final position at NASA, she served as Branch Chief for the Orion branch of the Astronaut Office.

Since retiring as an astronaut in 2009, Pam has taken on many interesting roles. First as the Deputy Program Manager, Space Exploration Initiatives with Lockheed Martin. Then, in 2011 Pam joined the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) in the Office of Commercial Space Transportation as a senior technical advisor. As of 2013, Pam serves as Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office, at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).



An Evening of Astronaut Stories Canberra is brought to you by UNSW Canberra and The Royal Aeronautical Society Australia Division.