Crew Shirt, Shuttle, STS-63 (Eileen Collins)


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Col. Eileen Collins wore this shirt on the STS-63 Shuttle mission in 1995, making history as the first woman to pilot the Shuttle. Except during launch, reentry, and spacewalks when they wear pressure suits, astronauts wear ordinary clothing while in space. The crew members jointly choose shirts in various colors and styles for each mission. This polo shirt is embroidered STS-63 Discovery-Mir, because Collins and the commander flew the orbiter Discovery to a rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir.

Collins donated this shirt to the Museum in 2006.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Gift of Eileen M. Collins, STS-63 Pilot.


Country of Origin

United States of America


100% cotton; plastic buttons


Clothing: 67.3 x 78.7 x 2.5cm (26 1/2 x 31 x 1 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum