Eileen Collins, former astronaut, on the retirement of Discovery space shuttle


It's a momentous day for Nasa: The final landing of the space shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center.

Eileen Collins, a former Nasa astronaut and the first woman pilot of a shuttle, tells BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a little bit sad.

"After the shuttle is retired, America will not have a way to launch astronauts," Collins tells Shelagh Fogarty on BBC Radio 5 live.

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