Friday, January 26, 2007

The Legend of Lucid

At just 64 years young, astronaut Shannon Lucid is showing no signs of slowing down. Thankfully.

CNN has a nice feature story on her illustrious career and current assignment at NASA, which includes recent work with the crew of Discovery.

Her career is legendary among astronauts, holding the longest space duration record of any US crew member; was born in Shanghai, China, but considers Oklahoma her home-state; and unlike astronaut Norm Thaggard who was unable to walk following his return from the Mir space station, Lucid had no problem sauntering off the shuttle on her own, waving to the crowd like a true hero.

Yet another example of the many accomplishments of women in the field of space science...

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