Shannon Lucid facts for kids
|Shannon M. W. Lucid|
Lucid circa 2004
|Born||January 14, 1943
|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)|
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 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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Lucid exercises on a treadmill during her stay aboard Mir.
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