Sábado 24 de junio, 11:00 h
Conferencia en inglés
The Madrid Planetarium has the honor of receiving Pamela Melroy, former astronaut and current NASA Deputy Administrator who, during her stay in Madrid, will speak to all audiences (over 12 years of age) about the future of space exploration, an adventure in which Space agencies must necessarily be united to achieve unimaginable challenges: put human beings on the Moon again, colonize our satellite, travel to Mars and explore every corner of the Solar System in the hope of finding some place where some kind of life could have arisen.
Melroy holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in Earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Melroy was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in 1983. Melroy logged more than 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft before retiring from the Air Force in 2007.
Melroy was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994. One of only two women to command a space shuttle, Melroy logged more than 38 days (924 hours) in space. She served as pilot on two flights, STS-92 in 2000 and STS-112 in 2002, and was the mission commander on STS-120 in 2007. All three of her missions were assembly missions to build the International Space Station.
As NASA deputy administrator, Melroy performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated by the administrator, assists the administrator in making final agency decisions, and acts for the administrator in his absence by performing all necessary functions to govern NASA operations. Melroy is also responsible for laying out the agency’s vision and representing NASA to the Executive Office of the President, Congress, heads of federal and other appropriate government agencies, international organizations, and external organizations and communities.
- El acto tendrá lugar en la Sala de Proyección del Planetario de Madrid. La entrada será gratuita, previa inscripción, hasta completar aforo de 240 plazas.
- El plazo de inscripción comenzará a las 9:00 horas del 19 de junio mediante este enlace.