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Shannon M. W. Lucid
Lucid circa 2004
Born (1943-01-14) January 14, 1943 (age 79)
Status Retired
Nationality American
Occupation Biochemist
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Time in space
223d 02h 50m
Selection 1978 NASA Group
Missions STS-51-G, STS-34, STS-43, STS-58, STS-76/79, (Mir EO-21/22)
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Dr. Shannon Lucid (born 1943) is a biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time she had the longest duration in space for an American astronaut. She has flown in space five times. This includes a long mission on the Mir space station.

Lucid was born in Shanghai, China. She grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma.

Lucid was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in December 1996. She is the tenth person and first woman to be given that honor. In 1993 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame.

On January 31, 2012, Lucid said she was retired from NASA.

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