Trousers, Shuttle, STS-93, Eileen Collins

Shuttle astronauts wear pressure suits for launch and landing, but their in-flight wardrobe consists of comfortable trousers, shorts, and shirts. Velcro strips on the trouser legs are a convenience for keeping small items easily accessible. Eileen Collins wore trousers like these aboard the shuttle Columbia during the STS-93 mission in 1999. Collins was the first woman pilot of a shuttle mission in 1995, and on STS-93 she became the first woman to command a shuttle mission. The main task of the STS-93 mission was to deliver the Chandra X-ray observatory into orbit. NASA sent these trousers to the Museum shortly after Collins' 1999 flight.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Eileen M. Collins
Manufacturer
Flight Suits, Ltd.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Cotton, velcro, steel, nylon
Dimensions
Clothing: 101.6 x 78.7cm (40 x 31 in.)

Shuttle astronauts wear pressure suits for launch and landing, but their in-flight wardrobe consists of comfortable trousers, shorts, and shirts. Velcro strips on the trouser legs are a convenience for keeping small items easily accessible. Eileen Collins wore trousers like these aboard the shuttle Columbia during the STS-93 mission in 1999. Collins was the first woman pilot of a shuttle mission in 1995, and on STS-93 she became the first woman to command a shuttle mission. The main task of the STS-93 mission was to deliver the Chandra X-ray observatory into orbit. NASA sent these trousers to the Museum shortly after Collins' 1999 flight.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Eileen M. Collins
Manufacturer
Flight Suits, Ltd.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Cotton, velcro, steel, nylon
Dimensions
Clothing: 101.6 x 78.7cm (40 x 31 in.)

ID: A20020368000