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Eileen Collins

Eileen Collins

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 11/19/1956
  • First Flight: 02/03/1995
  • Last Flight: 07/26/2005


Eileen Collins, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Eileen Marie Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 20 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006, to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.

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