Lucid, Shannon


US biochemist, NASA astronaut, flew to space on 5 space shuttle missions, only US woman to stay on Russia’s “Mir” space station


Type: Letter
Description: (b. 1943) American biochemist, NASA astronaut. She flew in space 5 times, incl. a prolonged 1996 mission aboard the Russian space station Mir, only US woman to have stayed on Mir, held record for longest duration spent in space by an American and by a woman 1996-2007, awarded Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1996, 10th person and 1st woman accorded the honor. In 1978, Lucid was recruited by NASA with Group 8, 1st NASA class to include women. She flew in space 5 times: on STS-51-G, STS-34, STS-43, STS-58, and her mission to Mir, for which Lucid traveled to the space station on Space Shuttle Atlantis with STS-76 and returned 6 months later with STS-79. She was NASA Chief Scientist 2002-03 and a capsule communicator (CAPCOM) at Mission Control for numerous Space Shuttle missions, incl. STS-135, space shuttle program’s final mission. Lucid announced her retirement from NASA in 2012. Lucid was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame 1990, National Women’s Hall of Fame 1998, And the US Astronaut Hall of Fame 2014.

Brief ALS on 5 x 3 slip, no place, 7/29/82, in full: “Dear Marcy,/Thanks for the newspaper clippings. SLucid [signed].””

Condition: Very good

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