Eileen Collins Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Eileen Collins (Eileen Marie Collins)

Last Updated: 07 Nov, 2023 | Views: 618

Age: 67

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Test pilot

Famous For: Former NASA astronaut

Higher Education: Master of Science Degree in Operations Research

Eileen Collins Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
19 Nov, 1956 (67 Years 06 Months 3 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District

Birth Sign


Eileen Collins Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Eileen Marie Collins, one of the greatest astronauts, was born in Elmira, New York, on November 19, 1956. Besides being a retired NASA astronaut, she is also a retired United States Air Force colonel. Eileen Marie Collins was the first woman to pilot a Space Shuttle and was the first female to command one. Several medals were awarded to her for her work. A total of 38 days, 8 hours, and 10 minutes have been logged by Colonel Collins in space. A retired Collins served as a board member of USAA until May 1, 2006, after which he pursued private interests.


From 1986 to 1989: As an assistant professor of mathematics and a T-41 instructor pilot, she served at the "U.S. Air Force Academy" in Colorado.

1989: Collins graduated with class 89B from the "U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School".

In 1995: Collins became the first astronaut to fly the Space Shuttle aboard STS-63.

During the July 1999 launch of Shuttle mission STS-93, Collins also became the first female commander of a "U.S. Spacecraft."

It was announced on May 1, 2006, that Collins would be leaving NASA to spend more quality time with her family and pursue other interests.

Awards and Achievements:

NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal  

NASA Space Flight Medal

Organizational Excellence Award

National Defense Service Medal

Unknown Facts:

During her career, Eileen Marie Collins flew 6,751 hours in 30 different types of aircraft and logged over 872 hours in space.

Occasionally, Collins appeared on CNN to cover shuttle launches and landings after retirement.

Eileen Collins Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In feet Inches 5'9"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 61 Kg
In Pounds 135 lbs

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Hair Color

Eileen Collins Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
James E. Collins

Mother's Name
Rose Marie Collins

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