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NASA selected Maj Eileen M. Collins, a student in Class 89-B of the USAF Test Pilot School, as a Space Shuttle pilot candidate.

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- On Jan. 17, 1990, NASA selected Maj. Eileen M. Collins, a student in Class 89B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, as a space shuttle pilot candidate. Collins was the first woman to be selected for the job. Learn more about her from this NASA factsheet at http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/collins.html.

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