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First Ladies: Shannon Lucid

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After getting her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Lucid worked with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City until she was selected for the first U.S. astronaut class to include women in 1979.

Lucid later set the record for being the first woman with the most flight hours in orbit by any non-Russian.

She spent 188 days and 75.2 million miles in space – longer than any other American astronaut or any woman in the world. It was a 14-day mission that NASA recognized as the most successful and efficient Spacelab flight.

Brenda Jones Barwick, APR, Jones PR

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