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The Future of Commercial Space: A Conversation with Pam Melroy, former NASA Space Shuttle Commander

January 14, 2020 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EST
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power and Aerospace Security Project conversation with former NASA Space Shuttle Commander Pam Melroy. She will discuss innovation and the role of government in commercial space and the importance of international partnerships and collaboration in space.

Colonel Melroy (USAF, ret.) is currently Chief Executive Officer at Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners. She is a retired Air Force test pilot and served as Deputy Director of the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Colonel Melroy also served in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. She is one of only two women to command the Space Shuttle. After leaving NASA in August 2009, Colonel Melroy served as Deputy Program Manager for the Lockheed Martin Orion Space Exploration Initiatives program.

She received a B.A. in physics and astronomy from Wellesley College and a M.S. in earth and planetary sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This event is made possible through support from Citi.

Event Partners

Nina Easton
Senior Associate (Non-resident), External Relations
Kathleen H. Hicks

Kathleen H. Hicks

Former Senior Advisor
Beverly Kirk
Senior Associate (Non-resident), International Security Program
Former NASA Space Shuttle commander; Chief Executive Officer at Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners