Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Legendary Female Astronaut Shannon Lucid Retires From NASA

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 - 12:11 pm
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shannon Lucid, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women, has retired after more than three decades of service to the agency.

A veteran of five spaceflights, Lucid logged more than 223 days in space, and from August 1991 to June 2007, held the record for the most days in orbit by any woman in the world. Lucid is the only American woman to serve aboard the Russian Mir space station. She lived and worked there for more than 188 days, the longest stay of any American on that vehicle. Her time on Mir also set the single flight endurance record by a woman until Suni Williams broke it in 2006.

MORE: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/31/4228499/legendary-astronaut-shannon-lucid.html

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