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Encyclopedia > Eileen Collins
Eileen Marie Collins
Eileen Collins
Astronaut
 Nationality American
 Born November 19, 1956
Elmira, New York
 Occupation1 Test Pilot
 Rank Colonel, USAF
 Space time 38d 08h 10m
 Selection 1990 NASA Group
 Mission(s) STS-63, STS-84, STS-93, STS-114
Mission insignia
 1 previous or current

Eileen Marie Collins (b. 19 November 1956 in Elmira, New York) is an American astronaut and a retired U.S. 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 retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests. Download high resolution version (2604x3275, 1937 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Chemung County in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Chemung County Mayor John S. Tonello (D) Area    - City 7. ... Test pilots are aviators who fly new and modified aircraft in specific maneuvers, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... Aircraft of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition counterparts stationed together at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in southwest Asia, fly over the desert. ... 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1978 1979 1980 1982 1984 1985 1987 1990 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 2000 2003 2004 1958 June 25 - Man In Space Soonest - USA The first group of American astronaut candidates were selected... Mir as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-63 STS-63 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Discovery. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Charles J. Precourt (3), Mission Commander Eileen M. Collins (2), Pilot Carlos I. Noriega (1), Mission Specialist Edward T. Lu, (1), Mission Specialist Jean-François Clervoy (2), (ESA) Mission Specialist Elena V. Kondakova (2), (RSA) Mission Specialist Launched... STS-93 marked the 95th launch of the Space Shuttle, the 26th launch of Columbia, and the 21st night launch of a Space Shuttle. ... STS-114 was the first return to flight Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (847x900, 321 KB) From Nasa File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 712 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3000 × 2526 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x2500, 1240 KB) Beschreibung STS093 (S)-001 (Sept. ... Download high resolution version (6931x5375, 1348 KB) The STS-114 mission patch design signifies the return of the Space Shuttle to flight and honors the memory of the Columbia crew, lost February 1, 2003. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Chemung County in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Chemung County Mayor John S. Tonello (D) Area    - City 7. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... Aircraft of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and coalition counterparts stationed together at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in southwest Asia, fly over the desert. ... Test pilots are aviators who fly new and modified aircraft in specific maneuvers, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...



Collins' parents were,[[Media:Example.ogg{| class="wikitable" |-

|}stupud and bithces they were poo and were poor get a life her parents a surveyor and postal worker, and Rose Marie Collins. She has three siblings. As a child, Collins expressed an interest both in space flight and in being a pilot. This article is about the domestic group. ...


After graduating from Elmira Free Academy in 1974, Collins attended Corning Community College where she earned an associate degree in mathematics/science in 1976. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1978 and then earned a master of science degree in operations research from Stanford University in 1986 and a master of arts degree in space systems management from Webster University in 1989. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Corning Community College was inititiated in 1956 and moved to its new Spencer Hill campus in 1963. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Operations Research, or simply OR is an interdisciplinary science which deploys scientific methods like mathematical modeling, statistics, and algorithms to decision making in complex real-world problems which are concerned with coordination and execution of the operations within an organization. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Emerson Library. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Astronaut experience

Collins first flew the Space Shuttle as pilot in 1995 aboard STS-63, which involved a rendezvous between Discovery and the Russian space station Mir. In recognition of her achievement as the first female Shuttle Pilot, she received the Harmon Trophy. She was also the pilot for STS-84 in 1997. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mir as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-63 STS-63 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Discovery. ... Space Shuttle Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of three remaining spacecraft in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with Atlantis and Endeavour. ... Mir (Мир, which can mean both world and peace in Russian) was a Soviet (and later Russian) orbital station. ... In 1926 Clifford B. Harmon, a wealthy sportsman and aviator, established the Harmon Trophy, a set of three international trophies to be awarded annually to the worlds outstanding aviator, aviatrix, and aeronaut (balloon or dirigible). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Charles J. Precourt (3), Mission Commander Eileen M. Collins (2), Pilot Carlos I. Noriega (1), Mission Specialist Edward T. Lu, (1), Mission Specialist Jean-François Clervoy (2), (ESA) Mission Specialist Elena V. Kondakova (2), (RSA) Mission Specialist Launched... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Commander Collins and STS-114 crew in their way to launch pad.
Commander Collins and STS-114 crew in their way to launch pad.

In addition to becoming the first female shuttle pilot, Collins also became the first female Commander of a U.S. Spacecraft with Shuttle mission STS-93, launched in July 1999, which deployed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. This was Shuttle Columbia's penultimate completed mission, the final one being STS-109, which flew in March 2002. The Columbia was later lost in the Columbia disaster (STS-107) on 1 February 2003. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... STS-93 marked the 95th launch of the Space Shuttle, the 26th launch of Columbia, and the 21st night launch of a Space Shuttle. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For other uses, see Chandra (disambiguation). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Crew Scott D. Altman (3), Commander Duane G. Carey (1), Pilot John M. Grunsfeld (4), Payload Commander Nancy J. Currie (4), Mission Specialist James H. Newman (4) , Mission Specialist Richard M. Linnehan (3), Mission Specialist Michael J. Massimino (1), Mission... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Crew of STS-107 on launch day (Close up of faces and names) STS-107 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Columbia. ... The STS-107 crewmembers strike a ‘flying’ pose for their traditional in-flight crew portrait in the SPACEHAB aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Collins recently commanded STS-114, NASA's "return to flight" mission to test safety improvements and resupply the International Space Station (ISS). The flight was launched on 26 July 2005, and returned on 9 August 2005. During STS-114, Collins became the first astronaut to fly the space shuttle through a complete 360-degree pitch maneuver. This was necessary so astronauts aboard the ISS could take photographs of the shuttle's belly, to ensure there was no threat from debris-related damage to the shuttle upon re-entry. STS-114 was the first return to flight Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of December 19, 2006 Perigee: 352. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Space Shuttle Discovery performing the rendezvous pitch maneuver during STS-114. ...


On May 1st of 2006, Collins announced that she would leave NASA to spend more time with her family and pursue other interests. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Personal life

Collins married pilot Pat Youngs in 1987 and they have two children[1]. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Collins' mother Rose died in December 2005 and her father, James E Collins, died in a traffic accident in early 2006. [2] This does not cite its references or sources. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards and honors

Collins has received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury), the French Legion of Honor, NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and Space Flight Medals, the Free Spirit Award, and the National Space Trophy. Collins also has a Space Observatory named in her honor- The Eileen Collins Observatory- run by the State University of New York system (SUNY). Defense Superior Service Medal The Defense Superior Service Medal of the United States is a senior decoration of the Department of Defense. ... The Distinguished Flying Cross. ... The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is the third highest award bestowed upon members of the United States military by the United States Department of Defense. ... The Meritorious Service Medal is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to January 16, 1969. ... Bronze and Silver oak leaf clusters An Oak leaf cluster is a common device which is placed on military awards and decorations to denote those who have received more than one bestowal of a particular decoration. ... The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. ... The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) is a military award of the United States military which was first created in 1961 by Executive Order of President John Kennedy. ... Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ...


Collins is an inductee of the National Womens Hall Of Fame. See her Hall of Fame page here.She has also been recognized by Encyclopedia Britannica as one of the top 300 women in historywho have changed the world. See her Britannica page here.


The main entrance boulevard to Syracuse Hancock International Airport is named in Collins' honor. Syracuse Hancock International Airport (IATA: SYR, ICAO: KSYR) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Syracuse, in Onondaga County, New York, off of Interstate 81 near Mattydale, New York. ...


The New York State Legislature passed a resolution honoring her career on May 9, 2006. The resolution, which touches on the many highlights of Collins’ career, reads, in part, ‘It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and publicly acknowledge the significant milestones of those individuals from this noble Empire State who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary careers, pioneering spirit and purposeful lives." It was sponsored by State Senator George Winner in the State Senate and Assemblyman Thomas F. O'Mara in the Assembly. The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. ... The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York Legislature body of the state of New York. ...


Elmira College granted Eileen Collins an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the college's 148th Commencement Ceremony on June 4, 2006. Elmira College is a coeducational, comprehensive college located geographically in the Southern Tier of New York and just south of the Finger Lakes, a region covered by vineyards and fertile valleys and carved by gorges--the results of ice age after successive ice age gradually leaving its mark on the...


The Women's Board of the Adler Planetarium awarded Eileen Collins their Women in Space Science Award June 7, 2006. Adler Planetarium The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in downtown Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium in the United States and is the oldest in existence today. ...


University College Dublin conferred on Colonel Collins the honorary Doctor of Science degree of the National University of Ireland on 14 June 2006 [1]. University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ...


Collins is also a member of the Air Force Association, Order of Daedalians, Women Military Aviators, U.S. Space Foundation, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Ninety-Nines.


References

  1. ^ Brady, James. "In Step With... Eileen Collins", parade.com, 2006-03-12. Retrieved on 2007-02-08. (in English)
  2. ^ Associated Press. "Astronaut Eileen Collins leaves NASA", MSNBC, 2006-05-01. Retrieved on 2007-02-08. (in English)

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  • Official NASA Bio
  • STS-114 Eileen Collins Crew Profile
  • Spacefacts biography of Eileen Collins
  • Space.com article detailing the announcement of her retirement

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External links

  • A 1999 Us Magazine profile

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Collins joined the Air Force, and during her first month of training, her base was visited by the newest astronaut class--the first to include women--and her path was set.
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