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The U.S. Should Work with China in Space, Says Nominee for Number Two NASA Spot

April 18 , 2021 (EIRNS)—The President intends to nominate former astronaut Pamela Melroy as the NASA Deputy Administrator, number 2 in the agency, the White House announced on April 16. Melroy, who was on Biden’s transition team for NASA, was the second woman to command a Space Shuttle mission, in 2007. Since leaving NASA, Melroy has held various leadership positions in industry and government, in DARPA and the FAA.

Before the election, Melroy told Politico that regardless of the differences the U.S. has with China, “trying to exclude them I think is a failing strategy.... It’s very important that we engage.”

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