FEB 11, 2016 10:02 AM PST

Female Space Shuttle Commander Pam Melroy: The First Time Two Women Flew Together in Space

WRITTEN BY: Kara Marker
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STS-120 Shuttle Commander Pam Melroy remembers fondly her flight meeting up with ISS commander Peggy Whitson, the first time two women had flown in space together.

The shuttle commander flies and lands the plane, Melroy recalls in the video. And with landing, she says, "you don't get a second chance."
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