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Eileen Collins
EILEEN COLLINS (b. 1968), the first woman to pilot a space shuttle, is a lieutenant colonel in the air force. She grew up in Elmira, New York, and studied at Syracuse University, Stanford, and the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was selected to be an astronaut in 1990 and has logged over four hundred hours in space.*

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