Shannon Wells Lucid

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Shannon Wells Lucid

1943-

American biochemist and astronaut who in 1996 spent 188 days in space on the U.S. shuttle and Russian Mir space station, for which she received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. In 1979, following a teaching and research career, Dr. Lucid became an astronaut and qualified as a Space Shuttle mission specialist. In addition to her flight time on Mir, she was a veteran of four other space missions—STS-51G (1985), STS-34 (1989), STS-43 (1991), STS-58 (1993)—and two additional Space Shuttle flights in 1996, STS-76 and STS-79.