Lucid, Shannon (1943–)

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Lucid, Shannon (1943–)

American biochemist and astronaut. Born Shannon Wells in Shanghai, China, Jan 14, 1943; dau. of Joseph Oscar Wells (Baptist preacher) and Myrtle Wells (missionary nurse); settled in Bethany, OK, 1949; University of Oklahoma, BS in chemistry, 1963, PhD in biochemistry, 1973; m. Michael Lucid (chemist), 1968; children: daughters Kawai Dawn Lucid and Shandara Lucid, son Michael Lucid.

Was a member of NASA's 1st class of female astronauts (1978); went on 1st space mission aboard the shuttle Discovery (1985), followed by 3 subsequent missions; set the American record in space, spending 188 days aboard the Russian space station Mir (1996).

See also Women in World History.

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