Wendy Lawrence Swings From A Star

March 31, 1992 NASA selected Wendy Lawrence as an astronaut. Like her father and grandfather, Lawrence served as a naval aviator. After becoming an astronaut she was appointed NASA’s director of operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia and flew four Space Shuttle missions, with a total of 1225 hours in space. On board the Endeavor she studied ultraviolet light coming from hot stars and distant galaxies.