Eileen Collins in NASA | Art

<i>Eileen Collins</i> in NASA | Art

Annie Leibovitz, 1999, photograph.

Annie Leibovitz photographed Eileen Collins at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during training. Collins was the first female pilot (Discovery in 1995) and first female commander (Columbia, 1999) of a space shuttle mission.

This work was on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Mall building from May 28 to Oct. 9, 2011, as part of the NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration exhibition.