Who was Lt Col Eileen Collins?
Collins became an astronaut in July 1991. Collins has logged over 537 hours in space. She served as pilot on STS-63 (February 3-11, 1995) Collins was the first woman pilot of a Space Shuttle. On STS-93, Collins was the first woman Shuttle Commander. (She has logged over 5,000 hours in 30 different types of aircraft.)