Eileen Collins Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Husband, Net worth

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Eileen Collins (Eileen Marie Collins)

Last Updated: 21 Sep, 2022 | Views: 155

Age: 66

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Test pilot

Higher Education: Master of Science Degree in Operations Research

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
19 Nov, 1956
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
New York
Birth District
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About Eileen Collins

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.

Physical Stats

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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Family Details

Father's Name
James E. Collins
Mother's Name
Rose Marie Collins
Pat Youngs
Edward, James
Luke Youngs
Bridget Youngs