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Women in Space

Women in Space Presentation
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Pathways to Aviation is teaming up with the University of Nevada, Reno, the UNR School of Engineering and the Washoe County School District to host an extraordinary evening of aviation and aerospace amazement. Join us on March 21 in UNR’s Joe Crowley Student Union for an inspiring Women in Space program.


Our Featured Speaker

Commander Eileen Collins

Retired NASA astronaut and United States Air Force Colonel

Eileen Collins was the first female commander of a space shuttle mission. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Collins became an astronaut in July 1991. Initially assigned to Orbiter engineering support, Collins has also served on the astronaut support team responsible for Orbiter prelaunch checkout, final launch configuration, crew ingress/egress, landing/recovery, worked in Mission Control as a spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM), served as the Astronaut Office Spacecraft Systems Branch Chief, Chief Information Officer, Shuttle Branch Chief, and Astronaut Safety Branch Chief. Collins served as pilot on STS-63 (February 3-11, 1995) and STS-84 (May 15-24, 1997), and was the commander on STS-93 (July 22-27, 1999) and STS-114 (July 26 to August 9, 2005). A veteran of four space flights, Collins has logged over 872 hours in space. Collins retired from NASA in May 2006.

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The event is free of charge! 

You must RSVP to be admitted into the event.

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We’re accepting sponsorship contributions to offset event expenses and help fund unique and informative quarterly workshops and continual coaching and mentoring efforts, organized by Pathways to Aviation. CLICK HERE to download the Women in Space Sponsorship flyer.

The George Gillemot Foundation



Industry Exhibit

We’re hosting an exhibit of aviation industry companies and organizations during the reception. It’s a great opportunity for guests to learn more about the industry and, for students and job seekers, an incredible way to establish connections and discuss career possibilities. CLICK HERE to view Exhibitor details.

Abaris Training Resources
Armstrong Consultants
Click Bond
Federal Aviation Admninistration
Nevada Aviation Association
Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium
NV Flight
Pathways to Aviation
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Tactical Air Support
UNR Aerospace Club
UNR Fleischmann Planetarium
WAI Sierra Battle Born

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