Rocket Company Australia and Singapore Gilmour Space Technologies has appointed two high-profile women to its advisory board. Colonel Pamela Melroy and Dava Newman will join their advisory board, which is preparing to enter the global small launch market in 2020.
Pamela Melroy is a retired Colonel of the US Air Force, a test pilot, an ex-NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander, and had senior functions in the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dava Newman is NASA's former Deputy Administrator and is currently Professor of the Apollo Aerospace Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
"Dava and Pamela both had incredible careers in outer space, and their in-depth knowledge and experience of civilian, defensive and commercial space activities – and their openness to new technologies and innovations – will be invaluable to the team when we launch our skills expand and develop advanced technologies in space, "said Gilmour Space Technologies chief executive officer and founder Adam Gilmour