Elmira native Eileen Collins can claim two important firsts. The first woman to pilot a space shuttle and the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.
A link to a bibliography of Local Newspaper articles here. Or possibly full-text articles if given permission.
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Here are some links about Eileen Collins
Official Announcment of Eileen Collins' appointment as Space Shuttle Commander Remarks made upon her appointment as space shuttle commander NASA's Women in Space article NASA's Biographical Data
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