Eileen Collins, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Eileen Collins

Astronaut and United States Air Force pilot

Date of Birth: 19-Nov-1956

Place of Birth: Elmira, New York, United States

Profession: astronaut, military officer, aircraft pilot

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Eileen Collins

  • Eileen Marie Collins (born November 19, 1956) is a retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force colonel.
  • A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle.
  • She was awarded several medals for her work.
  • Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 20 minutes in outer space.
  • Collins retired on May 1, 2006, to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.

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