Space Commander the ideal solution to apartment storage and garage storage problems. Our over car bonnet storage cabinets, and BikeBox keep your belongings secure.. Though dozens of women have flown on the space shuttle during the course of its 30-year career, only two have commanded the spaceship. Those two are NASA astronauts Eileen Collins, who led the STS . He piloted Columbia in 1981 and served as space shuttle commander during the third Challenger mission in 1983, after which he left NASA to become the first commander of the Naval Space Command. He returned to NASA one month after the tragic Challenger explosion that killed all seven crew in 1986.. Massachusetts students will speak with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station on Thursday, Dec. 15.. Son of space shuttle Challenger commander remembers NASA tragedy CNN Read more Any violation of policy, community guidelines, copyright law or business cooperation please contact directly by mail . U.S. Space Command will become the military’s unified command for space. Air Force Space Command, meanwhile, will be reorganized under the president’s plan to stand up a new military branch .