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Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid (born January 14, 1943) - American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut - flown in space five times - one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman

Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid (born January - American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut - flown in space five times - one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman

Steven Ray Nagel NASA Astronaut Born	October 27, 1946 Canton, Illinois, U.S. Died	August 21, 2014 (aged 67) Columbia, Missouri, U.S. Other occupation Test pilot Alma mater University of Illinois, B.S. 1969 Fresno State, M.S. 1978 Rank	Colonel, USAF Time in space 30d 01h 34m Selection	1978 NASA Group Missions	STS-51-G, STS-61-A, STS-37, STS-55

Former NASA astronaut Steve Nagel dies after losing battle with cancer

Official crew photo from mission STS-107 on the Space Shuttle Columbia. From left to right are mission specialist David Brown, commander Rick Husband, mission specialist Laurel Clark, mission specialist Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist Michael Anderson, pilot William McCool, and Israeli payload specialist Ilan Ramon. (Wikimedia Commons/NASA)

The Columbia crew. From the left: Mission Specialist David Brown, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla and Michael Anderson, Pilot William McCool and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon.

NASA Mercury Space Program - These 3 were chosen to complete the first Mercury Flights. Glenn (1st American to Orbit Earth), Grissom and Shepherd (1st American in Space)

NASA Mercury Space Program - These 3 were chosen to complete the first Mercury Flights. Glenn American to Orbit Earth), Grissom and Shepherd American in Space) ~ETS

Frederick Drew Gregory (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) is a former NASA astronaut and former NASA Deputy Administrator. He also served briefly as NASA Acting Administrator in early 2005, covering the period between the departure of Sean O'Keefe and the swearing in of Michael Griffin... .

In Frederick Drew Gregory was the Black person to command a space shuttle. Gregory was also the to pilot a space shuttle mission in Frederick Drew Gregory's uncle, Dr. Charles Drew, was a developer of blood plasma storage

Black Reporter Summarizes Obama-"The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, & I certainly do not like his policies & legislation...I don't like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state... they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America.."  Mychal Massie

Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles.

Barbara Morgan United States Mission: STS-118 (Aug. 8, 2007)

Astronaut Astronaut: A person trained to travel and work in space. Barbara Morgan poses in a training version of a spacesuit Astronaut Barbara Morgan was NASA’s first Educator Astronaut.

Janet Lynn Kavandi, a native of Carthage, Missouri, is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and has served as NASA's Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office. She flew missions to Mir and ISS between 1998 and 2001.

Illegal Iranians, US Astronaut Janet Kavandi & Federal Background Checks – Where’s National Security?

Female Astronaut Hair Tutorial: Karen Nyberg Demonstrates How to Wash Your Tresses in Space

Female Astronaut Hair Tutorial: Karen Nyberg Demonstrates How to Wash Your Tresses in Space (VIDEO)

Karen LuJean Nyberg, PhD (born October 7, 1969) is an American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. Nyberg was the 50th woman in space and is currently in Expedition 36 on the International Space Station. Nyberg's hometown is Vining, Minnesota. She is married to astronaut Douglas Hurley. They have a son. Her recreational interests include running, sewing, drawing and painting, backpacking, piano, and spending time with her family. Her parents, Kenneth & Phyllis Nyberg, still reside in…

NASA Astronaut Jacot Nyberg will be in space at the anniversary of women in space. Go Karen! - Expedition portrait of Karen Nyberg. Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (At least somebody named Karen finally made it!

Shannon Lucid on Russian Mir Space Station, March 28, 1996. NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid was the first American woman to live on the Mir space station. Her 188 day stay on Mir broke the U.S. astronaut spaceflight record (previously held by Norm Thagard who spent 115 days in space as first American astronaut to live on Mir in 1995). She also set a record for the most flight hours in orbit by any woman in the world at that time.  NASA photo GPN-2000-001034.

Astronaut Shannon Lucid exercises on a treadmill in the Russian Mir space station Base Block module. Image # : Date: March 1996

Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham (born August 3, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist. #space #astronaut

Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham (b. Aug American engineer former NASA astronaut. Flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission as mission specialist. Second Black Woman to become an astronaut. Via Wikipedia

Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid (born January 14, 1943) is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut.[1] 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.

Catalog Last Name: Lucid First Name: Shannon Notes: Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla first Indian American woman in space. In Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Role model, reminder that our potential is equal to the vastness of space.

Meet NASA's history-making female astronauts

Meet NASA's history-making female astronauts

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