facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 23, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
By United Press International

Computer game helps COPD patients breathe

HINES, Ill., April 18 (UPI) -- Breath-controlled computer games work as a new rehabilitation tool for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a U.S study shows.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, July 23, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2006 with 161 to follow.
By United Press International

NASA Astronaut Eileen Collins retires

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- NASA Astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle, has announced her retirement. Collins, the pilot of the shuttle Discovery's return to flight mission last year, plans to pursue private interests and spend more time with family.

Astronaut's father killed in accident

ELMIRA, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- Hours after cheering on astronaut daughter Eileen Collins in her home town of Elmira, N.Y., James Collins, 79, was hit by a car and died, a report said.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2005 with 42 to follow.
By United Press International

Discovery lands safely in California

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The seven-member crew of space shuttle Discovery landed safely, without incident, early Tuesday at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Prev
Page 1 of 3
Photos
Eileen Collins
KSC99072302 - 23 JULY 1999 - CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, USA: Space Shuttle Columbia commander Eileen Collins suits up before launch, July 22. Columbia later made a successful liftoff from Launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93. Liftoff occurred at 12:31 a.m. EDT, July 23. STS-93 is a five-day mission primarily to release the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to study some of the most distant, powerful and dynamic objects in the universe. The crew numbers five: Commander Eileen M. Collins, Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, and Mission Specialists Stephen A. Hawley (Ph.D.), Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.) and Michel Tognini of France, with the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Collins is the first woman to serve as commander of a Shuttle mission. The target landing date is July 27, 1999, at 11:20 p.m. EDT. iw/NASA UPI.
Wiki

Eileen Marie Collins (b. November 19, 1956 in Elmira, New York) is a retired 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 was awarded several medals for her work. Col. Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.

She is married with two children.

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eileen Collins."
Most Popular
1
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
2
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions
3
Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS
4
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'
5
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
x
Feedback