WASHINGTON, April 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The following is a statement from the Acting NASA Administrator Steve jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the presidential appointment Joe biden from the former NASA astronaut Pam melroy to serve as deputy administrator of the agency:
“Pam’s experience as an astronaut, space shuttle commander and US Air Force test pilot would give NASA a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges the agency faces. Pam is lively. by the desire to solve the biggest problems here on Earth, through the She is a proven leader with a bold vision and, if upheld by the Senate, I look forward to working with her and Senator Nelson to ensure the future success of NASA. “
One of only two women to command a space shuttle, Melroy has spent more than 38 days in space. Its three missions were assembly missions to build the International Space Station. After serving more than two decades in the Air Force and as a NASA astronaut, Melroy has taken on a number of leadership roles including with Lockheed Martin, Federal Aviation Administration, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Nova Systems Pty, Australia, and as an advisor to the Australian Space Agency. She is currently an independent consultant and a member of the National Space Council User Advisory Group.
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