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Report, "2009 Report to the Aerospace Profession", fifty-third symposium proceedings, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Container:
Box 16, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2009
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Pamela A. Melroy Papers, NASM.2018.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Application, memoranda and correspondence, Melroy's application for Test Pilot School

Container:
Box 37, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
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Collection Citation:
Pamela A. Melroy Papers, NASM.2018.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pamela A. Melroy Papers / Series 2: Professional Materials
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EDAN-URL:
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Weekly schedules, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, CA

Container:
Box 37, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Pamela A. Melroy Papers, NASM.2018.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pamela A. Melroy Papers / Series 2: Professional Materials
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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EDAN-URL:
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Evaluations and travel voucher, Test Pilot School, Melroy and the Lockheed U2 aircraft

Container:
Box 37, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Pamela A. Melroy Papers, NASM.2018.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pamela A. Melroy Papers
Pamela A. Melroy Papers / Series 2: Professional Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg271625dd2-1809-4252-a22a-94f2f192dd4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2018-0034-ref260

Evaluations, Test Pilot School, Melroy and various aircraft types

Container:
Box 37, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Pamela A. Melroy Papers, NASM.2018.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pamela A. Melroy Papers
Pamela A. Melroy Papers / Series 2: Professional Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f8b463fc-b0a5-4e73-8243-a8be38f0fd38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2018-0034-ref261

Pamela A. Melroy Papers

Extent:
17.6 Cubic feet (50 containers)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical reports
Photographic prints
Newspaper clippings
Correspondence
Date:
1961-2008
bulk 1980s-2000s
Summary:
This collection consists of 17 cubic feet of papers relating to the life and career of astronaut Pamela A. Melroy.
Scope and Contents:
The Pamela A. Melroy Papers (acc. no. 2018-0034) reflect Melroy's extensive experience as a pilot, space explorer, Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigator and leader within various governmental/military roles. Her great contributions as an air force officer, astronaut and Space Shuttle commander are quite evident in this collection.

This collection encompasses Melroy's years spent as an officer with the United States Air Force (USAF), test pilot, Gulf War veteran, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut and one of the first female Space Shuttle commanders. The material contained in the collection ranges from the 1970s into the 2010s. It is a mixture of the following materials: correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports and briefings, technical manuals (mainly NASA/Space Shuttle-related), notebooks, photographs, presentations and speeches, books, booklets and guidebooks, brochures, pamphlets, journals, magazines, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials. Additionally, there are newspapers, photograph albums and scrapbooks.

The processing archivist did discern some original order to these materials. This collection was already in a rough chronological order. The processing archivist did rehouse these materials utilizing archival-friendly file folders and legal-size document cases.

This collection is arranged into three series. The first series is composed of personal materials that include correspondence, photographs, postcards, business cards and transcripts. Each type of archival material is organized chronologically and then alphabetically. The second series consists of professional materials and is by far and away the largest segment of the Pamela A. Melroy Papers. This series is arranged as follows: Melroy's correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, manuals (mainly Space Shuttle program-related), notes and notebooks, presentations and speeches, books, guidebooks and booklets, brochures, pamphlets and catalogs, newsletters, magazines and journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials. All the above material is also arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. The third series is composed of oversize materials. This material consists of newspapers (mainly focused on the Space Shuttle Columbia accident of 2003), as well as Melroy's three Space Shuttle flights, (STS-92, STS-112 and STS-120), photograph albums and scrapbooks.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three series. The first series is composed of personal materials that include correspondence, photographs, postcards, business cards and transcripts. Each type of archival material is organized chronologically and then alphabetically. The second series consists of professional materials and is by far and away the largest segment of the Pamela A. Melroy Papers. This series is arranged as follows: Melroy's correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, manuals (mainly Space Shuttle program-related), notes and notebooks, presentations and speeches, books, guidebooks and booklets, brochures, pamphlets and catalogs, newsletters, magazines and journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials. All the above material is also arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. The third series is composed of oversize materials. This material consists of newspapers (mainly focused on the Space Shuttle Columbia accident of 2003), as well as Melroy's three Space Shuttle flights, (STS-92, STS-112 and STS-120), photograph albums and scrapbooks.
Biographical / Historical:
Pamela Ann Melroy was born on September 17, 1961, in Palo Alto, California. As a member of a military family, she spent her childhood living in many towns but considers Rochester, New York her hometown. Melroy graduated from Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester in 1979. Four years later, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Astronomy from Wellesley College and subsequently, a Master of Science degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984.

Melroy was commissioned through the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program while still attending graduate school. Upon completion of her Master's degree program at MIT, she attended undergraduate pilot training at Reese Air Force Base in Texas. After graduating from this program in 1985, Melroy was sent to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. While stationed there from 1985 to 1991, she flew the Boeing KC-10 aircraft as a co-pilot, aircraft commander and instructor pilot. Also, she flew combat missions in Iraq during 1990-91 (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm). In time, she also graduated from the USAF's exclusive test-pilot school. All told during her 24-year career with the USAF, Melroy logged more than 6,000 hours of flight time in more than 50 different types of aircraft. She reached the rank of Colonel upon her retirement from the service in 2007.

Melroy started her career as an astronaut in late 1994 when she was selected as an astronaut candidate (ASCAN) by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She was initially assigned to various astronaut support roles such as tasks involving Space Shuttle launch and landings. She also performed Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) duties in Mission Control. In 2003, Melroy served on the ill-fated Space Shuttle Columbia accident reconstruction team as the lead for the crew compartment module and operated as deputy project manager for the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Team.

Melroy was one of only two women to be in command of a Space Shuttle flight. She was the pilot of two Shuttle missions, STS-92 in 2000 and STS-112 in 2002. She served as mission commander on STS-120 in 2007. All three of her spaceflights involved assembling components on orbit for the International Space Station (ISS). Melroy logged a total of 924 hours in space.

Upon her more than 20 years of service to the USAF and NASA, Melroy assumed leadership roles with several public and private sector entities. This included organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Lockheed Martin and Australia's Nova Systems, Ltd. She also worked as an advisor to the Australian Space Agency and as an independent consultant to the National Space Council's Users Advisory Group. In 2021, Melroy was selected as NASA's deputy administrator. In her current role, she assists the administrator in making final agency policies and decisions. Also, she acts for the NASA administrator in his absence by performing all necessary functions to govern agency operations.
Provenance:
Pam Melroy, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0034
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Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
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Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Technical manuals  Search this
McDonnell Douglas KC-10  Search this
International Space Station (ISS)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical reports
Photographic prints
Newspaper clippings
Correspondence -- 21st century
Citation:
Pamela A. Melroy Papers, NASM.2018.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0034
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a22e1f52-ea7e-48df-9823-34270840f9ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0034

This SR-71 Pilot Free Fell from the Edge of Space

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2015-07-24T16:05:47.000Z
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John Glenn: Earning the Right Stuff as a Decorated Marine Aviator and Navy Test Pilot

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-26T00:31:02.000Z
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Legends of Flight 3D

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-05-04T21:32:37.000Z
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Film & Animation  Search this
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Flight Jacket Night Lecture with Jim Lovell

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-10-27T16:31:50.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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NASA's X-59 Supersonic X-Plane: What's New in Aerospace

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YouTube Videos
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2021-03-18T20:39:26.000Z
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2017 Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
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2017-11-30T15:04:03.000Z
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Live Chat: Test Pilot School

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-11-10T18:34:20.000Z
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Test Pilots: Faster, Higher, Farther - STEM in 30 Season 9 - Episode 2

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2023-01-12T13:03:20.000Z
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Going the Distance and Breaking Records as a Boeing Test Pilot

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YouTube Videos
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2016-11-02T16:22:17.000Z
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Trophy, Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award

Manufacturer:
Cutter & Peche  Search this
Materials:
Hawaiian Koa hardwood, crystal, silver, bronze, copper alloy, epoxy, wood glue
Dimensions:
Overall (Main Trophy Body (wood base, glass sphere, figure at top)): 81.3 × 31.1cm, 31.5kg (2 ft. 8 in. × 1 ft. 1/4 in., 69.5lb.)
Overall (Overall Assembled for Display with Bottom Base A19870046001): 90.2 × 34.3cm, 35.2kg (2 ft. 11 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 1 1/2 in., 77.5lb.)
Type:
AWARDS-Trophies
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1986
Credit Line:
Donated by the Air Traffic Control Association
Inventory Number:
A19870046000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Trophy Case
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ac2d63ff-7ac8-401c-aebe-aeeb19ac2284
EDAN-URL:
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Gen. Charlie Bolden Awarded 2019 National Air and Space Museum Trophy

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Northrop P-61C Black Widow

Manufacturer:
Northrop Aircraft Inc.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 450 x 1500cm, 10637kg, 2000cm (14ft 9 3/16in. x 49ft 2 9/16in., 23450.3lb., 65ft 7 3/8in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19510044000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation
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National Air and Space Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97e5962c7-1cbc-40b2-b2e1-825a551c2df7
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Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet

Manufacturer:
Messerschmitt A.G.  Search this
Materials:
plywood, metal
Dimensions:
96 x 366 x 211.75 in. (243.8 x 929.6 x 537.8 cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19530072000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98423d91a-ecf6-487b-abbd-449e7b73a203
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edanmdm:nasm_A19530072000

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden (Magnificent Lightning)

Manufacturer:
Kyushu Hikoki K. K.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 12ft 9 9/16in., 8035.8lb., 31ft 9 7/8in. x 36ft 5in. (390cm, 3645kg, 970 x 1110cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600333000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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