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WSBR April Luncheon Featuring NASA Deputy Administrator and Former Astronaut, Pam Melroy

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

WSBR April Luncheon Featuring NASA Deputy Administrator and Former Astronaut, Pam Melroy

Please join WSBR on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at our in-person luncheon as we host distinguished guest, NASA Deputy Administrator and former astronaut, Pam Melroy.

This event will be held at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol – National Mall, located at 550 C Street, SW, Washington DC.  Networking and registration will begin at 12Noon ET, with lunch to be served at 12:20 pm. The program will conclude at 2:00 p.m. 

 WSBR is most fortunate to host Pam Melroy, who will discuss some of NASA’s top programmatic and budgetary priorities in 2023. This includes building on the success of the recent Artemis 1 launch with the establishment of the new Moon to Mars Program Office and major mission milestones in the coming months.

We hope you will join us for this truly special in-person event.

Col. (USAF, ret) Pam Melroy was sworn in as the NASA deputy administrator on June 21, 2021. 

As 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. 

Melroy was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in 1983. As a co-pilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot, and test pilot, Melroy logged more than 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft before retiring from the Air Force in 2007. She is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause, with more than 200 combat and combat support hours. 

Melroy was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994. Initially assigned to astronaut support duties for launch and landing, she also worked on advanced projects for the Astronaut Office. She also performed Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) duties in mission control. In addition, 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, she served as Branch Chief for the Orion branch of the Astronaut Office. 

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. 

After serving more than two decades in the Air Force and as a NASA astronaut, Melroy took on a number of leadership roles, including at Lockheed Martin; the Federal Aviation Administration; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Australia’s Nova Systems Pty Ltd; and as an advisor to the Australian Space Agency. She also served as an independent consultant and a member of the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group. 

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.

Registration closes on Thursday, April 20th at 12pm/Noon ET.

Registration Rates

Individual Seat $85
Half Table (4 Seats) $320
Full Table (8 Seats) $640



Tickets are refundable up to 10 business days prior to the event date and are transferable at any time. Please contact Tamara Winns at twinns@thegateam.com with any changes to your registration.

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April 27, 2023
12:00 pm
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Holiday Inn Washington Capitol

550 C Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
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