First woman to command space ship to speak
Colonel Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command an American spacecraft, will visit the university to speak on campus.
Collins’ speech is part of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Science Voyages of Discovery Space Exploration at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 in Wright Auditorium.
The ECU Space Grant Project cosponsors the event. Collins will discuss “Leadership Lesson from Apollo to Discovery.”
Among her many honors, Collins has received a Defense Superior Service Medal; a Distinguished Flying Cross; the French Legion of honor; the 2005 Al Neuharth Free Spirit of the Year Award; and the National Space Trophy.
Complimentary tickets are available to university students, faculty and staff with a valid ECU ID. Tickets are $10 for the general public and can be purchased by calling 328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.