Our NALFL friend and author Jonathan Ward informed us of a new book coming soon. It’s titled: Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars: The Story of the First American Woman to Command a Space Mission.
Eileen Collins was an aviation pioneer her entire career, from her crowning achievements as the first woman to command an American space mission as well as the first to pilot the space shuttle to her early years as one of the Air Force’s first female pilots. She was in the first class of women to earn pilot’s wings at Vance Air Force Base and was their first female instructor pilot. She was only the second woman admitted to the Air Force’s elite Test Pilot Program at Edwards Air Force Base.
The book is available for preorder through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It comes out on October 19. https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Col. Collins (and possibly Jonathan too) will be signing the book at the KSC visitor center on November 13, when she’s in town to attend the Astronaut Hall of Fame induction.