Shannon Lucid

American biochemist and retired NASA astronaut

Dr. Shannon Lucid (born 1943) is a biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut.[1] 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.

Shannon Lucid

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. [2]

On January 31, 2012, Lucid said she was retired from NASA.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shuttle-era astronauts Lucid and Ross retire from NASA". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  2. Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame website

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