Eileen Collins

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Birthday
19, 1956
Birthplace
Elmira, NY
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1956 (age 61)
Birthplace
Elmira, NY

About

The first female pilot of a Space Shuttle as well as the first female commander of a U.S. Spacecraft.

Before Fame

She was an assistant professor in mathematics and an instructor pilot at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Trivia

She was named one of the top 300 women in history to change the world by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Family Life

She married in 1987 and had two children.

Associated With

She accomplished a first for women, as did female astronaut Mae Jemison.