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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]
Welcome Home, Endeavour photo by Bill Ingalls
Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) makes its final landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour, completing a 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station. Endeavour spent 299 days in space and traveled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992.
(source: NASA’s flickr)