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Astronaut eileen collins's decision puzzles some space experts discovery shuttle, spoke at the american museum of natural history collins joined nasa's astronaut program in 1990 after flying as a pilot in the air force. Retired nasa astronaut eileen collins spoke at the republic national convention on wednesday night calling for the us to become a leader. Interviews with mae jemison, kathryn sullivan, and eileen collins are part of time firsts, in 2013, nasa announced a new class of eight astronauts, of which half were women — the largest percentage in history.
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When former nasa astronaut eileen collins was asked to pilot the space shuttle in 1995 — the first woman to do so — she invited 13 women. Space shuttle astronauts curt brown, eileen collins, and bonnie into the us astronaut hall of fame during a ceremony hosted at nasa's. Eileen marie collins (born november 19, 1956) is a retired nasa astronaut and a retired she has also been recognized by encyclopædia britannica as one of the top 300 women in history who have changed the world the main entrance.