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Colonel Eileen Collins (Ret.)


NASA's first female commander, Colonel Eileen Collins (Ret.), addressed over one hundred students at The Chambers Lecture for Undergraduates on November 9th.

View photos from her address titled, "Leadership Lessons from Apollo to Discovery."


Colonel Eileen Collins

Colonel Eileen Collins is the first woman to pilot and command an American spacecraft and has led an inspiring life of adventure, leadership, and achievement. For her final mission she commanded Space Shuttle Discovery’s historic “Return to Flight” mission. This was NASA’s first manned flight following the February 2003 loss of the Shuttle Columbia. For the Chambers Lecture, Colonel Collins will discuss leadership lessons from Apollo to Discovery from the perspective of NASA’s first female commander.