- Name: Shannon Lucid
- Born: 01/14/1943 (78 years old)
- Occupation: Biochemist
Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid (born January 14, 1943) is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. She has flown in space five times including a prolonged mission aboard the Mir space station in 1996; she is the only American woman to have served aboard Mir.
In 2002, Discover magazine recognized Lucid as one of the 50 most important women in science.
Birth Place: Shanghai, China
Shannon Lucid quotes :
I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree.Shannon Lucid