Lucid, Shannon Matilda Wells (1943–)
American astronaut and the first woman to go into space more than twice.
Lucid received a B.S. in chemistry (1963), and M.S. (1970) and Ph.D. (1973)
in biochemistry, from the University of Oklahoma. Selected by NASA in January
1978, she became an astronaut in August 1979 and is qualified for assignment
as a mission specialist on Space Shuttle
flight crews. A veteran of five space missions, Lucid has logged 223 days
in space – the most by any woman – including flights aboard
STS-51G (1985), STS-34 (1989), STS-43 (1991), STS-58 (1993), and Mir (launching
March 22, 1996, aboard STS-76 and returning Sep. 26, 1996 aboard STS-79).