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astronaut , biochemist

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, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 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 and STS-34, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center mission specialist on Shuttle Atlantis Flight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1991; mission specialist flight STS-58, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1993; mission specialist flight STS 76 & 79, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1996; mission specialist stationed on Space Station Mir, 1996.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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

child:
Kawai Dawn Lucid

child:
Michael Kermit Lucid

child:
Shandara Michelle Lucid