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14/01/1943 American astronaut and biochemist Shannon Lucid is born

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Shannon Lucid: six months aboard Mir-22

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USA: WOMAN ASTRONAUT SHANNON LUCID IS REUNITED WITH HER FAMILY

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Shannon Lucid - Hall of Fame astronaut

She flew five times into space. Her longest mission was aboard Russian space station Mir. It was a part of the Shuttle-Mir program. Shannon Lucid stayed for 179 days and 188 days in space overall. It was a record for an American and for a woman. Prior to her astronaut job she worked as a biochemist on the University of Oklahoma.