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Shannon Lucid

Shannon Lucid is an American astronaut who was born on January 14, 1943, in China. Before she became an astronaut, Lucid worked as a biologist in Oklahoma.

Lucid became an astronaut in 1979. She has spent over 223 days in space on five spaceflights. She holds the record for the most time spent in space by a woman.

In 1985, Lucid made her first spaceflight aboard STS-51G. The crew deployed three satellites during this mission. In 1989, she flew aboard STS-34. This mission deployed the Galileo spacecraft which went on to explore Jupiter.

Lucid made her third spaceflight aboard STS-43 in 1991. The crew conducted several experiments in the life sciences. In 1993, Lucid flew aboard STS-58. The crew spent 14 days conducting medical experiments.

Lucid made her fifth spaceflight aboard the Russian Space Station Mir in 1996. She spent 188 days aboard Mir, conducting many life science experiments during her stay.


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