Eileen Collins | HeroChan

HeroChan

18 years ago on this day, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with a woman, Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, in the pilot’s seat for the first time. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. Col. Collins logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space before retiring in 2006. [Wiki]

18 years ago on this day, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with a woman, Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, in the pilot’s seat for the first time. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. Col. Collins logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space before retiring in 2006. [Wiki]