Eileen Collins

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.
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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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