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Shannon Lucid : space ambassador

by Bredeson, Carmen.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 92 LUC
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  j 92 LUC
 
 
Summary
Born to Baptist missionary workers in China in 1943, Shannon Wells always dreamed of going to space, and when NASA changed its policy about who could become an astronaut in 1978, she was among the first women to do so. After various space shuttle missions, Lucid was selected as a mission specialist to work on the Russian space station Mir, where she stayed for nearly six months. Describing the conditions and Lucid's duties aboard the ship, this book gives a vivid account of an astronaut's daily life in space.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. What American spent 188 days on a Russian space station 250 miles above Earth, flying at a speed of 17,300 miles per hour? Who conducted experiments studying plants and animals in space? Who stashed M&Ms and Twinkies aboard Mir and joked that she hadn't showered or washed her clothes for six months? Shannon Lucid, America's most experienced astronaut. When Atlantis returned from Mir to the Kennedy Space Center on September 26, 1996, Lucid walked out unaided, a feat in itself. According to her husband, gravity has never stopped her. In this informative biography, which is part of the Gateway Biography series, Bredeson depicts both Lucid's accomplishments and her delightful personality, demonstrating that the astronaut clearly knows no boundaries. Her early life in Oklahoma, her marriage, the birth of her children, her acceptance and training in the space program, and her five missions, which totaled 223 days in space, present an inspiring model for women and for humankind. Full-color photographs are a bonus, as are fun facts about life in space. A chronology and a bibliography are also included. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Gateway biography.
Subjects Lucid, Shannon, -- 1943- -- Juvenile literature.
Lucid, Shannon, -- 1943-
Women astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Brookfield, Conn. :Millbrook Press,1998
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 45) and index.
ISBN 0761304061 (lib. bdg.)
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