Shannon Lucid Takes Off

March 22, 1996 Astronaut Shannon Lucid launched into space aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. She would remain in space for almost half a year, most of that time aboard the Russian Mir space station. Lucid was a born explorer and discovered her love of space as a young girl. You can read more about this adventurous astronaut and biochemist in Vicki Oransky Wittenstein’s article Dr. Shannon Lucid: Space Pioneer, in HighlightsKids magazine.