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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.

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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.

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