Portrait of Eileen Collins
Eileen Collins -- First Female Shuttle Commander
News story originally written on March 11, 1998
Astronaut Eileen Collins will become the first female shuttle commander in December 1998. She will command the STS-93 crew aboard the shuttle Columbia.
Collins is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. For more background information, click here.
The others on the STS-93 crew are Jeffrey S. Ashby, Steven A. Hawley, Catherine G. "Cady" Coleman and Michel Tognini.
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