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Today, NASA announced it has selected astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross to be inducted to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The announcement was made by Dan Brandenstein, chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. According to Mr. Brandestein, the induction will take place on May 3rd at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
“Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross are extraordinary astronauts who made history as very important and frequent crewmembers in shuttle missions,” Mr. Brandenstein said. “We are looking forward to honoring their accomplishments and sharing their tremendous life stories at the May 3 induction.”
Among the astronauts’ achievements:
- The only American woman who has worked aboard Mir, the Russian Space Station.
- Previous record holder of the most flight hours in space by a woman astroanut (5,354 hours).
- The first human to achieve completion of seven space shuttle missions.
- Spent a substantial amount of time time on the International Space Station (ISS) between 1998 and 2002.
[Source]: NASA: Space Shuttle Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross Selected for 2014 Induction in U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame [http://media.delawarenorth.com/kennedy/astronaut+hall+of+fame.htm?view_id=5007].