Pamela Melroy

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Discovery Touches Down Safely

Marathon shuttle mission ends with touchdown in Florida at 1:01pm EST

(Newser) - Pam Melroy became only the second woman to safely land a space shuttle as the Discovery touched down at Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 1:01pm today. The touchdown capped a blistering 15-day mission during which the shuttle crew attached a new room to the international space station and repaired damaged... More »

Crew Begins Solar Panel Repairs

Astronauts get to work on risky spacewalk

(Newser) - A pair of Discovery astronauts embarked this morning on repairs to a ripped solar panel on the International Space Station in one of the most dangerous and challenging spacewalks ever undertaken, the AP reports. Astronaut Scott Parazynski took a 45-minute trip on a modified robotic arm to the station's far... More »

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