June 15, 2011
Astronaut Eileen M. Collins, mission commander, signs autographs for several members of the large crowd which turned out at Ellington Field to welcome home the STS-93 astronauts. Collins, the first woman shuttle mission commander, spoke to the well wishers from a lectern in a large Ellington Field hangar. She joined her four crew members, NASA officials and Vice-President Al Gore in doing so.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Test pilots, United States Air Force, Eileen Collins, STS-9, Spaceflight, Space exploration