The main reason that we have a space station is to study the human body.
Recorded on October 29, 2008.
Pioneering astronaut Eileen M. Collins talks about her experiences as a rare woman in the Air Force, her run-ins with public perceptions of her role, NASA’s lessons from the Columbia accident, and what she likes about space travel. Colonel Collins spans the distance from Houston to Mir in recounting scenes from her career. She projects the future of NASA, considering several possible space ventures from her uniquely informed vantage, including space tourism and other methods of commercializing the interplanetary experience.
Generously sponsored by Science Chicago and presented in partnership with Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and the Chicago Department of Aviation.