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Coalition Statement

June 17th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2021

The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Congratulates Pam Melroy
on Senate Confirmation as Deputy NASA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) congratulates Col. Pam Melroy on her confirmation as NASA Deputy Administrator. As a former U.S. Air Force test pilot, astronaut, and space shuttle commander, Melroy clearly has what author Tom Wolfe called the Right Stuff! With leadership roles at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Lockheed Martin, and the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group, Melroy brings unique insight into how government and industry can coordinate efforts to push boundaries in space. Her broad range of technical and managerial experience will be a great asset in her new role at NASA.

“Deputy Administrator Melroy’s remarkable technical, managerial, and policy backgrounds, and her knowledge of NASA as well as the international space community, will be critical for tackling the agency’s challenges and advancing its goals, especially as Orion, SLS and other systems are being readied to take Americans back to the Moon,” said Frank Slazer, President and CEO of the Coalition. “Melroy brings diversity to NASA’s leadership and a set of skills that complement Administrator Bill Nelson’s extensive political and policy experience in the space sector.”

About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The Coalition is a national organization of more than 60 space industry businesses and universities focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration, space science and commerce with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a long-term, sustainable, strategic direction for our nation’s space program. ###

MEDIA CONTACT

Lauren Quesada – Griffin Communications Group (281) 744-7938; Lauren@GriffinCG.com ###

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