Podcast:
Eileen Collins and Patricia Harty in Conversation

Colonel Eileen Collins, a member of the Irish America Hall of Fame and career U.S. Air Force officer, was the first woman to pilot a space shuttle and the first female commander of a space shuttle mission. (Photo: Len Irish / Irish America)

By Patricia Harty, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2018

In this 45-minute podcast, Eileen Collins, the first woman to have command of a space shuttle mission and editor in chief Patricia Harty discuss Earth Day, April 22, and how the astronauts have helped spur awareness of forest clearing and environmental changes since the 1960s.

Other topics include working with the Russians, what the future of space exploration looks like, private-public partnerships, the cooperation of the U.S. and Russian space programs, what she thinks of SpaceX, how to use the toilet on the International Space Station, and more.  ♦

Listen to the whole conversation here.

2 Responses to “Podcast:
Eileen Collins and Patricia Harty in Conversation”

  1. Nicely done, Col. Collins. No surprise to those of us who know you.Stay in touch and all best wishes to the family.

    Cheers and all best wishes from Suffolk Street, London, SW1.

    J. S. O’Rourke, IV, Ph.D.
    Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

  2. Irish women in space! Good place for them. What a world we live in and out of. Will we see step dancing on moon or Mars?

    Thank you so much for a unique experience.

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