On this day, February 3rd, 1995 astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot a Space Shuttle. Collins was born in Palmira, New York and was a former military instructor and test pilot. It was Collins' first spaceflight. The Space Shuttle she piloted left from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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