Eileen Collins (MA ’89) in ‘Women in Space’ Film; Screens Thursday at Missouri History Museum

| October 1, 2014
Collins in Space Shuttle

Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot a spacecraft, earned a master’s degree from Webster University in 1989.

Webster University alumna Eileen Collins (MA ’89), the first woman to pilot a spacecraft, is part of the film Women in Space that traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. The film, narrated by Jodie Foster, screens Thursday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.

Collins earned her MA in Space Systems Management in 1989 from Webster University, which has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense for 40 years to provide high-quality and cost-effective graduate programs at military installations and other locations throughout the country.

In the film, Collins is interviewed, as are three of Sally Ride’s classmates, as well as Mae Jemison, the first woman of color astronaut, and Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station.

The event also includes informational tables, hands-on activities before the film, and a discussion afterward. Learn more about the film and event at the Academy of Sciences St. Louis.

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