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Monday, July 18, 2005
LOCAL GIRL MAKES GOOD
Collins comes from Elmira, NY, right down the road, and Corning is where I live.
Corning Inc. windows used on all spaceflights
CORNING - Corning Inc. doesn't do windows - at least for use on earth.
But whether shuttle commander Eileen Collins is sneaking a peek at her home planet or staring into the vastness of space, her only glimpse of the world outside the shuttle Discovery is through windows - up to 3 inches thick - made by the Twin Tiers' largest employer.
"We've provided materials for every manned spaceflight in American history," said Andrew Filson, the worldwide commercial manager for Corning Inc.'s semiconductor business.