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Shannon W. Lucid

Shannon W. Lucid, American biochemist, astronaut. Achievements include first woman to fly on the shuttle three times; remained aloft 188 days in shuttle Mir; holds the United States single mission space flight endurance record on the Russian Space Station; has the most flight hours on orbit by any women and the most flight hours in orbit by any non-Russian.

Background

  • Lucid, Shannon W. was born on January 14, 1943 in Shanghai, China. Daughter of Joseph Oscar and Mary Wells.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Oklahoma, 1963. Master of Science in Biochemistry, University Oklahoma, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Oklahoma, 1973.

    Career

    • Senior laboratory technician Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 1964-1966, research associate, from 1974. Chemist Kerr-McGee, Oklahoma City, 1966-1968. Astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, since 1979, mission specialist flights STS-51G (Discovery), 1985, mission specialist flights STS-34 (Atlantis), 1989, mission specialist on STS-43 (Atlantis), 1991, mission specialist flight STS-58 (Columbia), 1993, mission specialist flight STS 76 & 79, 1996, management, astronaut office Houston, since 2003.

      Mission specialist stationed on Space Station Mir, 1996. Chief scientist National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Washington, 2003—2003.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include first woman to fly on the shuttle three times. Remained aloft 188 days in shuttle Mir. Holds the United States single mission space flight endurance record on the Russian Space Station.

      Has the most flight hours on orbit by any women and the most flight hours in orbit by any non-Russian.

    Personality

    Interests

    Flying, camping, hiking, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Michael F. Lucid, 1968. Children: Kawai Dawn, Shandara Michelle, Michael Kermit.
    • father: Joseph Oscar
    • mother: Mary Wells
    • spouse: Michael F. Lucid
    • children: Kawai Dawn Lucid
    • Shandara Michelle Lucid
    • Michael Kermit Lucid
    Shannon W. Lucid
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    Born January 14, 1943
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1963
      University Oklahoma
    • 1970
      University Oklahoma
    • 1973
      University Oklahoma
    • 1966 - 1968
      chemist, Kerr-McGee
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1979
      astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1996
      mission specialist, stationed on Space Station Mir
    • 2003 - 2003
      chief scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters
      Washington, United States
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